Motivated media reported that Karnal (Haryana)-resident Vishal Jood was deported from Australia. His Lawyer, Amendra K Singh, tells Vishal’s story to Citti Media.
Vishal Jood reached his residence in Karnal on Sunday (October 17) to the hero’s welcome. A car rally was organised to welcome him home.
But a section of motivated media reported that Vishal was deported from Australia for attacking Sikhs.
His lawyer, Amendra K Singh, said that it was a lie as “He was not deported”. He added that the Department of Immigration offered him a bridging visa to apply for a regular visa. But, Vishal refused the offer and decided to head back home.
It all started in December last year when a rally was organised in New South Wales in support of the protesting farmers in India.
Vishal, being a son of a farmer, decided to participate in the rally. With his friends and Tricolour, he reached the venue of protest.
Vishal and his friends hoisted the tricolour and raised slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Hindustan Zindabad’. Khalistanis were raising slogans like ‘Raj Karega Khalsa’ (Khalsa will rule) and were hurling abuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Singh said Vishal could not realise that the group would not like his pro-India slogans. The organisers of the protest asked him not to raise pro-India slogans. But, Vishal refused and kept raising the two slogans.
A group of Khalistanis surrounded him and started assaulting him. Vishal managed to flee.
Singh said, “On February 14, a Tiranga car rally was organised where many people participated. After the rally, a group of Khalistanis approached Vishal and started assaulting him and his friends.” The attackers were demanding the car numbers of all the participants.
In the ensuing fight, Vishal grabbed a baseball bat from one of the assaulters and smashed a car windshield.
Singh said Vishal pleaded guilty to this offence, but it was done in self-defence. In the Tiranga car rally, neither Vishal nor any of his friends were carrying any weapons or hockey sticks or baseball bats.
Singh said, “Of the total 11 offences from four incidents, eight were dropped. Vishal pleaded guilty to three charges. The police have not yet charged any of the attackers.”
Media in Australia and India presented a different picture, accusing Vishal of assaulting Sikhs in Australia and creating social tension.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had raised the matter with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in June this year. Haryana’s directorate of information had tweeted, “For the honour of the tricolour in Sydney, Haryana's young Vishal Jood fought firmly with anti-national forces and did not allow the tricolour to be insulted. There are also a lot of demonstrations taking place in Australia in support of Vishal. Vishal's supporters claim that some anti-national forces beat him up and later implicated him in a false case after which he was sent to jail.”
“Some people from the particular group were behind this incident, and I could not tolerate the insult of Tricolour following which the entire episode happened. I was framed in false cases”, The Times of India quoted Vishal Jood.
The Intelligence Agencies have been warning for months that the farmers' protests have been infiltrated by the Khalistanis and other anti-social elements. The Khalistanis in Canada, London and Australia are canvassing support for the protest.
As reported by the Organiser, the United States-based think tank, Hudson Institute, in its latest report had warned that Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), had been actively supporting the Khalistan activists in the United States, and it’s a major threat to peace in the region and the India-US relations.
The report highlighted how Pakistan had been nurturing the Khalistani elements under its plan for “bleeding India with a thousand cuts”.
The report asserts, “Unfortunately, the United States government has shown no interest in violence committed by Khalistan activists, even though the Khalistan campaign’s most ardent supporters are located in western countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.”
The Khalistanis in the tractor rally on January 26 in Delhi indulged in massive violence and caused damage to private properties too. The tricolour on the Red Fort was removed by the Khalistanis, and massive desecration was done inside the Fort.