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Dal Khalsa Activists Unfurl Separatist Flag
What, one wonders, qualifies the forty-something Satnam Singh Ponta to be classified as a Sikh "youth." Is the Sarbjit Singh mentioned in the photo (below) Indira Gandhi assassin Beant Singh's son?
Press Trust of India, Amritsar, Jan. 26, 2005
Photo: Seated Front Row (L to R): S.G.P.C. member Bharpoor Singh and Dal Khalsa leaders Satnam Singh Ponta, Kanwarpal Singh and Sarbjit Singh.
A group of nearly 200 Sikh youth under the banner of 'Dal Khalsa' unfurled a separate [separatist] Sikh flag and fired volley of gun shots in air at a colony here today following which police arrested two of them.
Superintendent of Police Harmanbir Singh Gill while confirming the unfurling of [a] separate [separatist] Sikh flag in Gurdwara B Block Railway in the city said, two youths have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Dal Khalsa spokesman Kanwarpal Singh said Satnam Singh Ponta, who once hijacked an Indian airplane to Pakistan during 1981 and returned to India after undergoing a sentence in a Pakistani jail, were among hundreds of Sikh youth present on this occasion.