Mo Dhaliwal: ‘Man behind Greta Thunberg toolkit’ a self-confessed Khalistani | India Information – Occasions of India

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CHANDIGARH: Even because the Delhi police have launched a probe following the submitting of an FIR in reference to a doc tweeted by local weather activist Greta Thunberg, a video that has gone viral of a Canadian-born Sikh, Mo Dhaliwal, has additionally come underneath the scanner.
In his temporary speech within the video, given throughout the January 26 protest on the Indian consulate in Vancouver, Dhaliwal says: “If the farm payments get repealed tomorrow, that isn’t a victory. This battle begins with the repeal of the farm payments, it doesn’t finish there. Let nobody let you know that this battle goes to finish with the repeal of the farm payments. That’s as a result of they’re making an attempt to empty power from this motion. They’re making an attempt to let you know that you’re separate from Punjab, and you’re separate from the Khalistan motion. You aren’t.” The video was purportedly shot throughout a protest outdoors the Indian consulate in Vancouver. Nonetheless, TOI has been unable to establish the veracity of the video.
Dhaliwal is linked to the Poetic Justice Basis – which is underneath Delhi Police’s scanner for allegedly creating the controversial toolkit that was tweeted by Thunberg. In one in every of his Fb posts, Dhaliwal stated the inspiration was based by his pal Anita Lal. Dhaliwal can also be the co-founder and chief strategist of Skyrocket, a digital branding artistic company that he based in Vancouver in 2011.
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The video has come as a shock as until just lately, he was common in Canadian-Sikh and Punjabi circles for his entrepreneurial expertise and launching Vancouver Worldwide Bhangra Celebration Society and never for his political beliefs or help for Khalistan. His understanding of Sikh points or politics could be gauged from the truth that in 2015, the Bhangra pageant by the Society was scheduled within the first week of June – coinciding with the anniversary of Operation Blue Star. After an uproar within the Canadian-Sikh group, his organisation issued an apology, by the way by way of Anita Lal. Enquiries from Sikh circles in Canada revealed that it was after this incident that Dhaliwal, now in his mid-40s, began finding out Sikh points extra keenly.

In a publish on his FB web page on September 17, 2020, he had stated: “I’m a Khalistani. You won’t know this about me. Why? As a result of Khalistan is an thought. Khalistan is a dwelling, respiration motion…” Within the publish, he additionally wrote that he was six years outdated in 1984. On June 3, 2020 he posted {a photograph} of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, with the traces, “Freedom from slavery is achieved solely when an individual begins to really feel and perceive that he would favor loss of life to life as a slave.”
On his Fb web page, Dhaliwal has additionally posted images with Canada’s NDP member Jagmeet Singh Dhaliwal, who has roots in Thikriwal village of Punjab’s Barnala district. Inquiries within the village about Dhaliwal didn’t elicit any response. Not one of the villagers might verify his hyperlink with the village. “Now we have by no means heard about Mo Dhaliwal. We solely find out about Jagmeet. We do not know photos of Mo have been discovered with Jagmeet,” stated Gurdial Singh who has been dwelling in Thikriwal for many years.
Punjab farm our bodies too had been fast to substantiate that that that they had by no means heard of Mo.

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