The Himachal Pradesh government has beefed up security with the latest developments. Closing borders with other states .. Police set up barricades. In addition, authorities have ordered hotels and other areas to conduct inspections for suspects. Prepare bomb squads and increase security for key state infrastructure. High-level orders were received to conduct night patrols with police at the borders.
The banned Sikh for Justice (SJF) has announced that it will hold a referendum on Khalistan in Himachal Pradesh on June 6. The state government was alerted. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has taken the hoisting of Khalistan flags over the assembly in Dharamshala seriously and ordered an inquiry. Meanwhile, police are suspecting tourists from Punjab.
Thakur said he would conduct a review on security along the borders of neighboring Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Punjab. However, it is believed that intelligence sources warned on April 26 that Khalistan separatists could carry out such acts. SJF chief Gurupat Vanth Singh Pannu has written a threatening letter to the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister alleging that the Khalistan flags will be hoisted in Shimla. Although the event was scheduled for March 29, it was not possible due to heavy security.
CM Jairam Thakur described the flying of Khalistan flags at the assembly as a cowardly act. “This is a cowardly act. But, we apologize for this. We will investigate this immediately and punish the culprits severely. If you have the courage, I would like to say that you should come out during the day and not in the dark at night. Only winter meetings are held in the Dharamsala Assembly. Security needs to be tightened.” “We will soon conduct a review on border security with other states,” he tweeted.