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Australian indigenous delegate recognises Khalistan map

11:16 AM | 18 Jan, 2023
Australian indigenous delegate recognises Khalistan map

MELBOURNE – The delegate of Yidindji Nation of aboriginal Australians has expressed solidarity and support for Sikh people’s right to self-determination through Khalistan Referendum – and acknowledged the Khalistan map. 
 
In a well-attended Press Conference held in downtown Melbourne, the delegate of Yidindji Nation of aboriginal Australians expressed support for the Khalistan Referendum which will be held here on 29th of January 2023.
 
The Press Conference was called by Punjab Referendum Commission (PRC), the independent body which is supervising the voting in global Khalistan Referendum, and secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) which is leading the Referendum campaign.
 
Mr. Murrumu Walubara who serves as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Sovereign Yidindji Government, the indigenous people of Australia, addressing the Press Conference expressed solidarity with Sikhs movement for self-determination expounded as to “what the United Nations Declaration of Rights on Indigenous Peoples could mean for the Sikh community at an international level”. 
 
Murrumu Walubara said: “With the Republic of India voluntarily signing up to the UNDRIP, it becomes incumbent upon India to fulfil its obligations of recognizing Sikh peoples’ right to self-determination in their historical homeland – the Indian Governed Punjab - to settle the past and secure the future.” 
Murrumu had flown in from the homeland of Yidindji Nation in Cairns, Australia to address the press conference.
 
The Yidindji nation, one of the many indigenous people of Australia, is situated in North East Australia. With the Capital City Gimuy the Yidindji territory is divided up into eight cantons. The Yidindji nation is pre-1770 with a system of authority, land tenure and decision-making, and claims its sovereignty to be uninterrupted. 
 
Murrumu and Yadindji leaders are at the forefront of the movement for the rights Indigenous Australians for which a Referendum is likely to be held in July 2023 which will grant further rights to aboriginals. Currently, Yidindji Nation has sovereign relations with many nations around the world with its own passport and currency.
 
Punjab Referendum Commission Member Professor Matt Qvortrup announced that previously declared January 26 Voting in Punjab will be rescheduled to a later date owing to the ground situation in which hard-line Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Narendra Modi Government is cracking down on Khalistan Referendum campaigners. 
 
The January 29, 2023 voting which will be supervised by the PRC is going to be held at The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sikhs from Melbourne and surroundings who are 18 years or older will be eligible to vote.
 
Dr. Bakhsish Singh Sandhu, President Council of Khalistan and Coordinator of SFJ expressed gratitude to Minister Murrumu for standing with the Sikh people in their struggle for right to self-determination. 
 
Arguing the case for Khalistan Dr. Sandhu stated that “the carving up of Punjab’s territory, the diversion of its key economic resources, the denial of religious freedom, the violation of fundamental civil and political rights of its people, and continuing econocide demonstrate Sikh subjugation, domination, and exploitation by India.” 
 
“We are exercising the same right to self-determination that the British gave to the Scottish people in 2014, Canada gave to Quebeckers, in 1980 and 1995, and India used to attach several geographical areas to itself, most notably Junagadh in 1948, and Sikkim in 1975. We thank the Australian government for upholding their laws and democratic principles by
allowing Khalistan Referendum under the supervision of the Punjab Referendum Commission, a body of internationally recognized experts on referendums and direct democracy,” Sandhu further stated.
 
“Today Yidindji People by supporting Sikhs have set the example that all indigenous people should join hands and morally support each other when it comes to the right to self-determination and sovereignty,” stated Dr. Sandhu.
 
Addressing the Press Conference, SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun announced that “voting Khalistan Referendum in Sydney will be held parallel to Quad Meeting in May while Indian Prime Minister Modi will be in town to highlight to the Quad leaders the Sikh people’s remarkable journey from being victims of Genocide to Khalistan Referendum.” 
 
“Khalistan Referendum is a peaceful and democratic initiative which conforms with international law and norms to ascertain the will of the people on a political question,” added Pannun.
 
Simone Pentanu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bougainville, emphasised on the importance of Referendum as a tool to achieve right to self-determination and reassured the Sikh people that the path of Referendum may be long but it is the only peaceful and sure way to sovereignty and independence which ensures the safety of the indigenous people from the hands of brutal forces that occupy their homeland.
He congratulated the Sikhs for organizing Khalistan Referendum and stated that “a Referendum may take long time or short time but Referendum is surely the way to achieve independence non-violently”.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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