New Delhi. Banned pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) organization led by Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has announced a reward of USD 10,000 for Australian citizen Wayne Johnson, who organized a protest in Ahmedabad wearing a pro-Palestinian T-shirt. The cordon was breached during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final. He entered the field and tried to hug Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. In this regard, Indian top intelligence sources have said that it is a dirty strategy of Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and his organization, which is included in the terrorist list.
According to sources, this is another move of terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu. Gurpatwant Singh currently resides in Canada and has been declared a terrorist in India. According to sources, he wants to show that he has done all this. He has made such a claim before. However, it has no role in the security breach that took place during the Ahmedabad Cricket World Cup. Gurpatwant Singh and his organization make such claims, but never reach out to people for help or support.
Wayne said – wanted to meet Kohli, I am pro-Palestine
Australian national Wayne Johnson breached security during the World Cup final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Wayne was wearing a T-shirt that read ‘Stop Bombing Palestine’ at the time. Wayne tried to hug Indian batsman Virat Kohli. However, the security personnel immediately controlled Wayne and handed over Chand Kheda to the police. Wayne Johnson, in police custody here, said his initial intention was to meet Kohli and express his support for Palestine.
ICC does not allow political slogans
It is an offense to shout political slogans in cricket, but it is not yet known what kind of action will be taken against Johnson as he is a foreign national. ICC does not allow any political slogans during its events and no such act is allowed in India.
First Published: November 20, 2023, 15:50 IST