The demand for Khalistan, a separate state for Sikhs in India, has been a contentious issue for decades. While some individuals support the movement, claiming it would provide greater autonomy and a sense of identity to Punjab, others argue that it would be detrimental to the state's economy, national security, and social fabric. In this article, we explore the history of the movement, its current situation, and the potential implications of its demands being met. Additionally, we examine the role of propaganda in fueling support for Khalistan and highlight the perspectives of intellectuals who oppose the idea.
The news of the disappearance of Indian business Mehul Choksi who had fled to Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 following allegations of fraud and money laundering in India has created a cloud of confusion in May 2021.