New Delhi, (Manpreet Singh Khalsa):- Thousands of Australian Sikhs lined up more than two kilometers long to cast their votes for the Khalistan Referendum Voting at the massive local art center in Melbourne’s Federation Square.
The voting was started with a prayer by Sikh local leaders living in and around Melbourne and the voting was supposed to start at 8 am but the people were so excited to vote that they gathered to cast their vote at 7 am. started Many had to return without voting due to lack of time. They were disappointed and repeatedly asked to speed up the election process.
Within an hour, the queue stretched past Finders train station for about 2 km into the city. Sikh youths, men, women and elders lined up carrying Khalistan flags and saffron flags and chanting slogans of “Khalistan Zindabad, Ban Ke Rahega Khalistan”.
The organizers said that the large number of Sikhs voting in Melbourne is a strong message to India that it can no longer suppress the voice of Sikhs by using state power, diplomatic and economic power.
Huge banners reading ‘Khalistan Referendum, Punjab, Shimla Capital’ and ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ were hung at the entrance of the polling centre.
Sikh men arrived in jeeps, cars and coaches to participate in the polls. Outside the polling station, a group of drummers played traditional Punjabi dhols, songs and chanted slogans for the martyrs of the 1984 Saka Nila Tara and freedom for Punjab.
It is to be mentioned that the Sikhs for Justice organization had announced that the Australian chapter of the Khalistan independence referendum will be held at Federation Square in Melbourne on January 29. Voting has already taken place in Switzerland, Italy and two Canadian centers in the referendum, which began in October 2022 in seven UK cities.
Inside the voting center, more than three dozen members of the Punjab Referendum Commission (PRC), the independent body overseeing voting in the Global Khalistan Referendum, were monitoring the voting process and guiding Sikh voters on how to cast their votes. . “Should a Hindustani-ruled Punjab be an independent country?” The question was to be answered with two options of “Yes” and “No”.
A representative of the Supreme Sikh Council of Australia, Gurbaksh Singh Bains, said that the ruckus started after a group of pro-Hindu supporters arrived at the polling station near the Botanical Gardens waving national flags and tried to disrupt the peaceful polling. was