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Last Updated : Jul 10, 2019 05:54 PM IST | Source: PTI

Govt bans pro-Khalistani group Sikhs for Justice for anti-national activities

A meeting of the Union Cabinet decided to declare SFJ as outlawed under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a home ministry official said.

Pro-Khalistani group The Sikhs for Justice was on July 10 banned by the government for its alleged anti-national activities, officials said. US-based The Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) pushes for Sikh Referendum 2020 as part of its separatist agenda.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet decided to declare SFJ as outlawed under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a home ministry official said.

The group's primary objective is to establish an "independent and sovereign country" in Punjab.

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It openly espouses the cause of Khalistan and in that process challenges the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India, another official said.
First Published on Jul 10, 2019 05:52 pm
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