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Australia acts to counter 'anti-India' elements: Report

After the Indian government raised concerns about activities of anti-India elements in Australia, the Canberra officials started working with the security apparatus to look into the "Khalistan referendum" matter.

Recently, the Indian government has raised concerns about growing Khalistani divisive activities in multiple capital cities of Australia.

The Australia Today revealed that in the latest development, the Department of Home Affairs of Australia is examining the visa conditions of some Khalistani overseas players who are actively involved in a proposed Khalistan referendum to be held in Melbourne.

In the meeting, Indian government officials strongly advised the Albanese government that this could lead to violence toward Indian Australians.

In the social media space, "The Last Battle to kill Indian-Hindutva system" along with pictures of Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh are circulating which are seen as Khalistani propaganda posters. Notably, Satwant Singh was one of the bodyguards who assassinated India's then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at her New Delhi residence on October 31, 1984.

In November 2022, members of the Indian Australian community in Victoria were left shocked and deeply disturbed to see Khalistani flags, booklets and T-shirts distributed and displayed at the Nagar Kirtan/Humanity Walk organised by the Victorian Sikh Gurdwaras Council (VSGC), as per The Australia Today.

According to The Australia Today, the Australian Defence Force spokesperson in a statement conceded that they have identified an internal process issue and are working to address it.


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