Washington/New Delhi, Jan 27 : The demonstration by pro-Khalistan Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) outside the Indian Embassy in Washington on the occasion of the Republic Day turned out to be a flop show with tricolour-waving Indian Americans outnumbering them raising ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogans with Indian flags flying high in their hand.
Sources in New Delhi on Sunday said the demonstration by SFJ on Saturday was a flop show attended by around 15-20 people. “They were completely outnumbered by flag waving, enthusiastic and patriotic Indians.”
“This demonstrates the hollow claim of SFJ that they enjoy wide support,” the source added.
“They are a fringe group backed by Pakistan, clearly bringing out the nefarious design of Pakistan to stir up trouble.”
“SFJ’s claim on their website that they burnt an Indian flag outside the Embassy is completely false,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the twitter account of the SFJ has been suspended by the social media company.
“Account suspended,” said the twitter page of ‘@SikhsforJustice’ Saturday. Twitter did not gave any reason for it except for providing links to its rules. “Twitter suspends accounts which violates the Twitter Rules.”
Indian Ambassador Harsh Shringla in fact interacted with diaspora members, including Sikhs, on the streets on the occasion of 26th January celebrations.