Washington (SunstarTV Bureau): By holding banners and flags, the members of Khalistani separatist group along with others seen in support of farmers outside the Indian embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday.
The protest hosted by Sikh DMV Youth and Sangat saw a few dozen people gathered at the spot and criticized the new rules which has passed by the Indian government as part of a broader effort to deregulate the nation’s massive agricultural sector.
Reportedly, many were seen of holding saffron coloured Khalistani flags and chanted anti-India slogans. The leader of the protest name Narendra Singh has called the rules a violation of human rights and democracy of India.
Narrating to ANI, Singh said, “Every year we mark January 26 as Black Day, but this year we are standing in solidarity with the farmers in India, who are not just Sikhs but belong to all faiths from across the country.”
Notably, a month ago a Khalistani flag was seen draped over Mahatma Gandhi’s statue near Indian Embassy in Washington DC where protestors were staging similar protest. However, similar protest have spotted so far in American and Canadian cities over the last two months as farmers have been protesting at the Delhi border.