UK-based Punjabi rapper and singer Taran Kaur Dhillon, also known as Hard Kaur's Twitter account has been suspended after she allegedly extended support to the 'Referendum 2020' campaign run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) organization. The video that was posted on social media platforms, condemned he two political leaders saying, "you use people for your personal agenda", and further challenged them to come forward and 'fight like men'
She then challenged the Indian government and went on to abuse it saying that any ministers from the Indian government should come and fight her alone. She went to the extent of abusing the government and the country, advocating that Khalistan referendum will happen. In another video on her personal Instagram, she said that she will be releasing a Khalistan referendum song called we are warriors.
Earlier, in two video posts, Hard Kaur was seen wearing a t-shirt with "Punjab Referendum 2020 Khalistan" written on it. In other posts, she used abusive language against Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal. In her posts, she heaped praises for slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
This development has come days after the Centre banned the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) organisation and declared it as an unlawful. The MHA had said that the SFJ was run by few radical Sikhs of foreign nationality in US, Canada, UK etc, as an unlawful association under the provision 3(1) of UAPA, Act 1967. There have been 12 cases filed against the organisation and 39 people connected to the group have been arrested. The group are known for promoting an online campaign called "Referendum 2020" demanding separate land for the Sikhs.
Earlier in June, Hard Kaur was booked with sedition charges on her social media posts against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityananth and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. An FIR was registered against her by a Varanasi-based lawyer, under Sections 124 A (Sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion), 500(defamation) and 505 (intent to incite) of the Indian Penal Code and section 66 of the IT Act, after a V filed a complaint against the Punjabi singer.