AMRITSAR, Punjab, India: The police has registered a case against the chief spokesman of the five member Panthic Committee, Mr, Jagir Singh, for publishing a map of “Khalistan”
The case under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act was registered at the city kotwali on the instructions of the State Government.
The map was displayed in the Golden Temple Complex.
He has been charged with distorting the constitutionally approved map of India and creating ill will among different communities by his act.
Besides renaming various places like Delhi (Dashmeshnagar) and Chandigarh (Satwant Nagar), the map showed Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan territory. The northeastern states, including Assam, were excluded from the “Khalistan’ map.
The names of certain sea ports and airports were also changed in the map copies of which still freely circulated in Amritsar.
Article extracted from this publication >> April 22, 1988