Indian police arrest Khalistan movement leader Amritpal Singh

12:13 PM | 23 Apr, 2023
Indian police arrest Khalistan movement leader Amritpal Singh
Source: Twitter

An Indian Sikh separatist, Amritpal Singh, has been arrested by the police after a month-long search, according to a state police official on Sunday.

Singh, a preacher from the northwestern state of Punjab, has been advocating for Khalistan, an independent Sikh homeland, reviving talk of secession and stoking fears of renewed violence. He leads a group called Waris Punjab De and was accused by the police of attempted murder, obstruction of law enforcement, and creating disharmony after he and his supporters stormed a police station with swords and firearms, demanding the release of one of his aides.

Singh was arrested at a Sikh temple under the National Security Act, which permits the detention of those deemed a threat to national security without charge for up to a year.

The arrest of Amritpal Singh and the crackdown on his supporters come amid renewed fears of a resurgence of Sikh separatist violence in India. The Sikh community, which makes up only about 2% of India's population, has a long history of seeking greater autonomy or even independence, with some calling for the establishment of Khalistan.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
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Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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