A referendum for a separate Sikh homeland started from London on October 31, last year, and so far tens of thousands of Sikhs have participated in the polling held in different cities of the UK and other countries in connection with the Khalistan referendum.
The polling in the Brescia city of Italy for the Khalistan referendum will start at 9 am and will continue till 5 pm, local time.
The exercise had sent a strong message to India to end discrimination against Sikhs. The findings of the referendum would be shared with the United Nations and other international bodies to create a wider consensus regarding the separate homeland for Sikhs in India.
Sikhs’ demand for a separate homeland is in complete consonance with the United States Charter and India cannot stop them from getting their birthright of freedom.
Last year, more than 6,000 Sikhs from Switzerland and bordering France, Italy and Germany had gathered in Geneva to cast their votes for the non-binding Khalistan referendum.
The voters defied heavy snow and rainstorm in the Swiss capital to kick start the European phase of the referendum on the United Nations Human Rights days, said a press release.
Originally published at tribune.com.pk