Hard Kaur urges Sikhs to vote for 'Referendum 2020'

Hard Kaur urges Sikhs to vote for 'Referendum 2020'

Rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, famously known as Hard Kaur, has again found herself embroiled in a controversy for an Instagram video she posted in which she asked Sikhs to join the Khalistan movement.

Hard Kaur posted the video three days ago urging Sikhs to vote for a Sikh fundamentalist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and its 'Referendum 2020' in November. She said, "It is every Sikh's duty to support Khalistan. If you are a Sikh, then you must support the Khalistan movement."

In another video, she is seen wearing a T-shirt with 'Referendum 2020' printed on it. The song that plays in the background is from a Sikh singer Tarsem Singh Moranwali, who praises militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. The militant played an active role in the 1978 Sikh-Nirankari clash.

On July 10, the Union Ministry banned the Sikhs for Justice group for alleged anti-national activities. The group had started an online secessionist campaign to establish an independent country for Sikhs in Punjab.

Last month, the 39-year-old rapper was charged with sedition and defamation for calling UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath an "Orange rapeman" and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat a "racist murderer".

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