The pro-Khalistan Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), which is banned and is led by the terrorist group Khalistani Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, announced on Monday, November 20, that an Australian citizen who wears a T-shirt with the words “Free Palestine” during the India-Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final will win USD 10,000 (about Rs 8.3 lakh).
Wen Johnson is the identified Australian citizen. He broke through security during the Gujarati cricketer Virat Kohli’s final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He was seen sporting a T-shirt that said, “Free Palestine” and “Stop Bombing in Palestine,” in support of Palestine.
Leading the banned pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Australia’s Wen Johnson has been given a $10,000 incentive for breaking security during India vs. Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Top intelligence sources, however, have rejected this as a “dirty trick” by the SFJ, according to News 18, claiming that Pannun, who is listed as a terrorist in India, uses these kinds of strategies to make unjustified accusations. These materials highlight the history of the SFJ’s making claims without offering any real help or support.
Notably, Pannun had threatened to “shut down” the ICC World Cup final match in a video that he had published a few days previously. It seems that his comments were intended to elicit responses from the Sikh and Muslim populations.
Wen Johnson, the pitch invader, walked onto the field at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium wearing a T-shirt that read, “Stop Bombing Palestine.” He tried to give Indian batsman Virat Kohli a hug, but security stopped him.
Following his arrest, Johnson was brought to the Chand Kheda Police station. While detained, he stated that he wished to meet Kohli and offer his support for Palestine.
Since Johnson is a foreign national and political sloganeering is forbidden at cricket matches, it is unknown what would happen to him. Political sloganeering is forbidden by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is also not permitted in India.
The US citizen Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has a history of abusing his access in the UK and Canada and participating in terrorist activities in several nations.
He had before threatened to withhold funds from the probe into the death of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in exchange for the “citizen’s arrest” of Indian High Commissioner Sanjay Verma. Renowned intelligence sources have revealed that Pannun is purportedly financed by Pakistan’s ISI.
Pannun made the argument that “Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has created more open conversations around India and its handling of the Khalistani independence movement.”
In addition, the Ahmedabad Police addressed the matter and verified that Wen was the subject of a complaint. The defendant identified himself as a devoted follower of Virat Kohli, who he said he had come to see the match. After he stepped over the guardrail, he plunged into the earth. For breaking into the Gujarat Cricket Association stadium without permission, a complaint has been filed against the accused under sections 332, 447, and 332 of the Indian Penal Code, according to police.
In addition to threatening to sabotage the World Cup final, Pannun was quite critical of India’s stance on the current conflict in Gaza between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. Nevertheless, there was no World Cup interruption on Sunday, November 19.
According to reports, Pannun makes these kinds of statements but never tries to assist or encourage others. He said that he will give Wen Jonson $10,000 for his pro-Palestine remarks made during the India vs. Australia World Cup match.
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