Appropriate from the start off of the ongoing farmers’ protests, issues have been raised about the authenticity of the protests, with uncertainties being lifted about it becoming a political motion, fomented by the opposition parties led by Congress, to protect against the Modi governing administration from carrying out the a lot-wanted reforms. The enthusiasm and alacrity of the Congress leaders in encouraging and endorsing the protests only served to solidify the suspicions that Congress has certainly been fuelling the protests.
Later on, the involvement of dubious characters these kinds of as Yogendra Yadav, Deep Sidhu, and suspicious organisations this kind of as Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) in the ongoing farmers’ protest only extra to the currently battered the believability of the demonstrations.
The hijacking of the protests by pro-Khalistani supporters who lifted Khalistani slogans and held posters of Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and the affiliation of a different shady organisation, Khalsa Aid, with the protests, has further more forged a dent into the genuineness of the protests, giving an impact that the protests may be a nicely-assumed-out conspiracy by the secessionists to revive Khalistani sentiments by engendering resentment amid individuals against the Modi govt.
Not too long ago, Khalsa Assist had set up massage centres at the farmers’ protests in makeshift areas at Singhu border. In a Facebook put up, they declared, “Khalsa Assist India has set up this makeshift space as a massage centre. This is for our farmer brothers and sisters who had been enduring discomfort. We are confused by the love and blessings that our farmers bestow on us.”
In addition to massage centres, Khalsa Aid has reportedly also delivered the demonstrators with shelter home, footwear, bathing, hygiene kits, fogging fireplace extinguishers, transportable washrooms and bogs and a lot of additional. The mind-bogglingly elaborate solutions offered by the Khalsa Assist to the protesting agitators have led quite a few to marvel if the organisation currently had a heads-up about the protests for generating this sort of specific arrangements for the protesters.
With inquiries remaining elevated about Khalsa Support, it is pertinent to catalogue the antecedents of this dubious organisation and its CEO, Ravi Singh, who has often, unabashedly exhibited his Khalistani proclivities and pursued its nefarious agenda, driving the veneer of furnishing humanitarian help.
Khalsa Support, an offshoot of the Khalistani terror outfit Babbar Khalsa, accused of funding terror functions in India
The Khalsa Assist is suspected to be a entrance organisation for the Khalistani outfit Babbar Khalsa Global (BKI). The NIA experienced registered a situation in this regard in December 2012, alleging that Khalsa Aid was one particular of the organisations linked to the BKI funding the Indian BKI associates to dedicate terror functions in the place.
“On the allegation that Punjab based mostly BKI operatives are getting income from United kingdom primarily based BKI operatives (viz. Balbir Singh Bains, Joga Singh) and its front organizations, such as but not minimal to, Sikh Organisation for Prisoner Welfare (SoPW), Akhand Kirtanee Jattha (AKJ) and Khalsa Support, to dedicate terrorist functions in India, with the energetic support of Pakistan primarily based BKI leaders (Wadhwa Singh, Jagtar Singh Tara). Further more, Intelligence advised that the cash is staying distributed to sleeper cells, jailed terrorists and the households of the terrorists in Punjab,” the NIA summarised the circumstance.
Regretably, the scenario has strike a useless wall for the earlier a person and a fifty percent decades as the Britain authorities had declined to share evidence on the accused primarily based in the United kingdom into the terrorist funding case related to the Babbar Khalsa Intercontinental (BKI).
Murky finances and illegal fund-boosting characterises Khalsa Aid Intercontinental
In addition to remaining allegedly associated in funding terror functions in India, Khalsa Support Global has also been accused of illegally raising resources and becoming non-clear about how they utilise the pooled resources. A report released in the Tribune India Support said that Khalsa Aid has frequently sought donations in the title of charity but people resources have normally failed to get to the beneficiaries.
The Khalsa Aid Worldwide is a non-accredited organisation in Australia and it does not appear in the record of registered organisations in the nation. As per the Australian guidelines, fundraising for a non-accredited group in just its territory is a legal offence. But in excess of the a long time, Khalsa Support experienced lifted thousands and thousands of dollars from Australian metropolitan areas, including Sydney. Next this revelation, two popular Gurudwaras in Sydney determined to cease funding the contentious organisation and began supporting the weak immediately.
A different incident that highlighted the murky functions of the Khalsa Aid’s “humanitarian work” was when the organisation had to grudgingly acknowledge that it had by no means been to Syria for any kind of function following it sought donations in the title of rehabilitating victims in the war-ravaged Syria.
The organisation also promises that it has offered providers to victims in Bangladesh and Kerala, but the economical facts of the organisation have no point out of the organisation’s charitable work in the above-outlined sites.
Ravi Singh, the CEO of Khalsa Help, accused of being a cheater and managing a crooked organisation
The particular person who heads the Khalsa Intercontinental Help is as doubtful as the organisation he heads, if not much more. In accordance to a person who penned his brush with the Khalsa Help CEO, Singh exploited people by interesting to their empathy, asking them to donate revenue for the welfare of lousy, victims of atrocities, and so forth., using only a element of it on the genuine assist and using the remaining quantity on himself.
The person alleged Singh to be an opportunist who, in the name of fundraising for the needy and the lousy, sought publicity by uploading video clips of himself donating money and other necessary items to the men and women. The human being also stated that income in the tunes of lakhs and crores were elevated by Singh but only a few thousands have been donated to the needy. Moreover, the particular person, claimed that there had been gross irregularities in Khalsa Aid’s projects, no transparency in accounts held by them and funds raised for a unique purpose ended up diverted for individual expenses and other tasks.
In accordance to Ajmer Singh Randhawa, the individual who wrote down his come across with Khalsa Help CEO Ravi Singh, after much stress and persuasion, when the expenditure and selection of funds have been made general public, he was astonished to come across that against the assortment of Rs 7 crore, only Rs 35 lakhs were expended on supporting the people of Sikh Dharmi Fauzis and martyrs.
For Ravi Singh, Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale is a “champion of oppressed” and “son of Punjab”
The CEO of Khalsa Aid has on much more than just one occasion exhibited his Khalistani proclivities, taking up the cudgel for Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and proffering flimsy arguments to allege that he was not a terrorist. Following Barkha Dutt’s interview with Deep Sidhu, Singh alluded that journalists are uneducated and misled to call Bhindranwale a terrorist due to the fact he did not have any outstanding warrant versus him.
In point, Singh’s assist for Bhindranwale is not a new phenomenon. Around the years, he has been diligently supporting Bhindranwale while trying to discredit those people who raise concerns around Bhindranwale’s connection to Khalistani terrorism.
Singh even hailed Bhindranwale as a “Lion”, trotting out the exact same hoary platitudes that he has been mouthing off for several years that Bhindranwale has no legal situation or experienced an arrest warrant in opposition to him that lions do not surrender.
In 1 other tweet, Singh experienced glorified Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale as a “son of Punjab” and “champion of oppressed, and who witnessed the “economic rape of Panjab by the Indian regime”.
Contrary to facts, Ravi Singh thinks RSS was concerned in 1984 anti-Sikh genocide
Bhindranwale even also holds grouse for RSS staying credited for conserving Sikh life for the duration of the anti-Sikh pogrom presided around by the Congress leaders and their supporters in 1984 subsequent the dying of the previous PM Indira Gandhi. Counterintuitively, Singh thinks Sikhs had been saved by common Hindus though alleging that RSS associates were in cahoots with the Congress leaders in perpetuating the atrocities in opposition to Sikhs.
Khalsa Help CEO Ravi Singh comes out in help of Pakistan following Nankana Sahib stone-pelting incident
Before this calendar year, the Sikh shrine of Nankana Sahib arrived below attack from bigoted Pakistanis, led by the household of a boy who had allegedly abducted the daughter of an formal of the gurdwara in August previous calendar year and forcefully transformed her.
Singh was at the getting finish of social media fury when he casually asked “What is the condition at Nankana Sahib? Was there a mob of fanatics throwing stones at the Gurdwara Sahib”? Afterwards, Singh took to Twitter to whitewash the atrocities meted out to Sikhs in Pakistan, stating that a few fanatics do not symbolize the entire of Pakistan.
In a separate incident, when one of the Twitter buyers said that Pakistan is making use of Sikhs to avenge its dismemberment of erstwhile East Pakistan, Singh the moment all over again came out in aid of Pakistan, glossing around their part of instigating Sikhs against India by highlighting a disconnected situation of invasion of Harmander Sahib in 1984.
Singh opposes construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya
A working day prior to the Bhoomi pujan of the Ram Temple was organised in Ayodhya this year, the Khalsa Support chief Ravi Singh had taken to Twitter to spew venom in opposition to Hindus and oppose the design of the temple that has the authorized imprimatur of the Supreme Court of the state.
In his tweet, Singh urged the Sikh leadership to not show up at the ground-laying ceremony and alleged that a 500-calendar year-old mosque was lawfully destroyed at the location by proper-wing fanatics in 1992 and termed Hindutva as a “destructive ideology”.
Singh maligns the Indian Armed Forces, accuses them of murdering Sikhs in phony encounters
Singh, who is now extending “humanitarian aid” to the protesters creating ruckus along the Delhi borders, had in the previous also maligned the Indian Paramilitary forces, creating slanderous and unsubstantiated allegations from them.
Sikh preposterously claimed that 1000s of Sikh youths were murdered in fake encounters by the forces and people who spoke of the genocide were being also killed.
Khalsa Support served tea and treats to rampaging anti-CAA protesters
When the anti-CAA protests swept significant swathes of northern India, especially the cash and Uttar Pradesh, Singh experienced extended his help to the protesters at the Jamia Millia Islamia who had indulged in vandalism, arson and stone-pelting beneath the pretext of carrying out peaceful protests from the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Singh experienced urged Gurudwaras to open up their doorways to the anti-India brigade that was bent on fomenting unrest.
The volunteers of Khalsa Aid have been also observed serving snacks and tea to the protesters in Delhi who were demonstrating from the Citizenship Modification Act.
From supporting Khalistani terrorism, defending Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, to swindling cash in the name of fund-elevating, railing versus the building of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, defaming the Indian Armed Forces, and coming out in help of Pakistan, Khalsa Aid International and its CEO Ravi Singh have their fingers in an array of anti-Indian functions.
Their association with the ongoing farmers’ protest in the region not only discredits the protests but also betrays that behind the facade of demonstrations, lies an ulterior motive of fomenting problems in the nation to undermine the Modi federal government.