Diaspora panel in US seeks to include extremist Pannun and SFJ on no-fly list

Updated: Nov 21 2023 10:46AM

By Lalit K. Jha

Washington, Nov 21 (PTI) A diaspora panel in the US has sought to include designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and his banned organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) on the no-fly list for issuing video messages threatening people flying Air India.

Participants of a panel discussion "Indians in Canada under Threat of Terror and Hate Crimes'', organised by the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS), a group of Indian-Americans and Indo-Canadians, asserted that it's time for the governments to take strong action against the separatist Sikh leader from the SFJ.

The SFJ is a US-based organisation banned by the Government of India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for its anti-India activities.