1. What is ‘Punjab Referendum 2020’ and its Objective?
The website of the referendum describes it as a campaign to liberate Punjab, “currently occupied by India”. They aim to:
- Gauge what the “Punjabi people” think about re-establishing Punjab as a nation state.
- Give the people of Punjab the privilege to decide their future political status.
- Once the consensus around the question of independence is established, the organisation, which has its offices in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, will present its case to the United Nation and other international bodies.