Uk Labour MP Taiwo Owatemi delets tweet in assistance of Sikh for Justice

On December 10, Taiwo Owatemi, Labour MP for Coventry North West, had tweeted in help of Sikhs for Justice, a secessionist organisation demanding Khalistan, a individual state for Sikhs. She explained, “I stand with #SikhsForJustice and the Sikh community’s correct to self-determination on #UNDayOfHumanRights. This is the clearest way that the conflict amongst Sikhs and the Indian authorities can be resolved.” The tweet was in favour of a independent country for Sikhs. Afterwards, she deleted the tweet just after sharp criticism.

Reaction on her tweet supporting SFJ

The Labour MP gained sharp criticism for her tweet throughout the system. Although some netizens identified as her ignorant, other individuals prompt that she is endorsing separatism.

Owatemi says her employees member posted the tweet

After deleting the tweet, Owatemi wrote on Twitter that her personnel member who manages her social media account posted it with no her know-how. She claimed, “A compact selection of persons emailed me to submit a recommended tweet supporting Sikhs for Justice. Unbeknown to me a staff members member who will help to operate my social media posted the tweet. This has now been deleted. I sincerely apologise for any offence triggered to any of my constituents.”

Sikhs for Justice considered as a terrorist corporation by India

Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) was banned by the Indian authorities on July 10, 2019, underneath the Illegal Functions (Prevention) Act for anti-India activities on July 10, 2019. India had declared the founder of Sikhs for Justice, Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, a terrorist in July 2020. In the same month, 40 sites of SFJ were being blocked by the Indian authorities. SFJ has been attempting to lure Punjab’s youth for Referendum 2020 and produce unrest in the location. Pannu experienced a short while ago produced a video in which he reported that SFJ would give cash to farmers who are taking part in the ongoing protests in Delhi.