On Wednesday, Republic TV in a sting operation unmasked the 'Break India' plot of Khalistan fronts. In the exclusive sting operation conducted by Senior News Editor Shawan Sen at the heart of the UK in London, a member of one such Khalistan Front, Shamsher Singh, revealed Khalistan links to killings of RSS members.
Shamsher Singh, one of the founding members of the National Sikh Youth Federation, a front for the Khalistani secessionist demand claims on tape that banned terror outfit Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) has been targeting the RSS leaders. He says “Even now what has been happening for the last 2.5 Years with the KLF targeting rss leaders in India, it's the same thing.”
This shocking claim comes in the backdrop of a series of targeted killings of RSS leaders in Punjab. In October, 2017 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain was shot dead in Ludhiana when he was returning home from an RSS Shakha. The NIA in May, 2018 charge-sheeted 15 members of the banned Khalistan Liberation Force for the killing.
In August, 2016, Jagdish Gagneja, former RSS Vice President from Punjab was murdered in Jalandhar. Shamsher Singh, almost boasts about the RSS killings and says “Leaders of Punjab RSS, they are being shot on the street by motorcycle borne assailants. This is a reality.”
On being questioned about the involvement of Khalistan in the killings of the RSS leaders, Shamsher Singh plainly says “Yes, Khalistan Liberation Force has admitted that they have killed”.
An interesting narrative forms when Shamsher Singh’s narrative is strung along side the claims made by Gurcharan Singh, the member of once banned Dal Khalsa who expressed panic over the possibility of the victory of PM Narendra Modi led-BJP government in the upcoming general elections. “You see, if Modi wins next year, we are worried, because the RSS will go crazy throughout India. That's one of the concerns we've got. We wouldn't like that. We won't like that,” he said. On being asked how they plan to stop the ruling regime from coming to power again, the Dal Khalsa member says “We can't stop them and that is the problem.”
Without insinuating a coordination between the two, there certainly begs a question of whether there could be a deeper nexus between these two parallel campaigns?