On November 19, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Khalistani terrorist, threatened to close Delhi’s IGI Airport on the same day as the final match of the Cricket World Cup being held in Ahmedabad. He issued this threat in a new video, warning people planning to travel via Air India on November 19th that their lives could be in danger.
In the video, Pannun specifically stated, “We advise Sikh people not to travel on Air India on November 19. There will be a global blockade. If you travel on Air India on November 19, your life will be in danger.” This video surfaced on social media.
This is the video that talks about hijacking Air India
New York and Canada based terrorist asks Sikhs to not fly Air India after Nov 19, as their lives can be under threat. He says they will not let Air India fly
— Journalist V (@OnTheNewsBeat) November 4, 2023
On October 10, Pannun, the head of the banned organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) based in the United States, had previously threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that India should learn from the Israel-Palestine conflict to avoid a similar “response” in India.
Pannun, born in Amritsar, has been under the scanner of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) since 2019, when the agency filed its first case against him. He has been accused of playing a primary role in promoting terrorist activities and instigating fear and terror through his threats and intimidation in Punjab and other parts of India.
On February 3, 2021, a special NIA court issued a non-bailable warrant against Pannun and declared him a “proclaimed offender” on November 29 of the previous year. He faces accusations of inciting terror and promoting unlawful activities.