Ahead of the G20 summit scheduled for September 9-10, a series of pro-Khalistan graffiti incidents have occurred, leaving several metro stations in Delhi defaced. The defaced walls bore slogans such as ‘Delhi Banega Khalistan’ and ‘Khalistan Referendum Zindabad’, painted in black across metro stations including Punjabi Bagh, Shivaji Park, Madipur, Paschim Vihar, Udyog Nagar, and Maharaja Surajmal Stadium in west Delhi.
The Delhi Police have identified activists from the banned organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) as being responsible for the graffiti. The SFJ members were reportedly present at multiple metro stations, including Shivaji Park and Punjabi Bagh, where they wrote the pro-Khalistan slogans. Notably, the Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Nangloi also had anti-India graffiti on its walls.
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police is currently engaged in addressing the situation, deploying personnel to various locations. The DCP (metro) has confirmed the removal of all graffiti from the metro station walls. Efforts are ongoing to identify and apprehend the suspects by analyzing the CCTV footage.
Concurrently, the banned SFJ released video footage showcasing the defaced walls of several Delhi metro stations bearing pro-Khalistan messages. SFJ’s leader, Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, featured in the video, announced plans for a purported Khalistan referendum scheduled for September 10 in Surrey, Canada, coinciding with the ongoing G20 summit in Delhi.