Khalistani Mo Dhaliwal of farmers protest ‘toolkit’ fame says he is able to pay Rihanna as a lot as she desires to assist Amritpal Singh3 min read
On March 21, Mo Dhaliwal of the Poetic Justice Foundation urged Barbadian singer and actress Rihanna to talk up for Punjab. In a tweet, he wrote, “Hey Rihanna, Punjab needs you. Civil liberties suspended. Human rights violated. Communication blocked.”
Rihanna had tweeted her followers to talk up throughout farmer protests in opposition to now-repealed agriculture legal guidelines. Later, it was revealed her tweet was a part of a toolkit that Mo Dhaliwal of PJF and a few Indian “activists”, together with Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob and others, created. Dhaliwal is a pro-Khalistani Canadian resident. Apart from Rihanna, former pornstar Mia Khalifa and doubtful surroundings activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in favour of farmer protests. It was Greta who by chance revealed the toolkit exposing Mo Dhaliwal and others.
Mo Dhaliwal tagged Rihanna to talk up for Punjab. Source: Twitter
Replying to his tweet, Twitter person BadGa1Kiki requested how a lot cash he would pay Rihanna for talking up. Dhaliwal mentioned, “As much as she wants”.
Mo Dhaliwal mentioned he was prepared to pay something to Rihanna to tweet for Punjab. Source: Twitter
Who is Mo Dhaliwal, and why does his tweet to Rihanna issues?
In February 2021, it was reported by The Print that sources believed Skyrocket, a PR agency the place Khalistani Mo Dhaliwal is a director, paid $2.5 million to pop star Rihanna to tweet in favour of the farmer protests. In Indian forex, that’s effectively over Rs.18 crores.
Mo Dhaliwal is the Founder and Director of Strategy at Skyrocket. He co-founded the Poetic Justice Foundation. He is a Khalistan supporter and has overtly supported Khalistan. In September, when the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, a number one Canadian assume tank primarily based out of Ottawa, launched a research on Pakistan’s function in nourishing Khalistani extremism, Dhaliwal used his NGOs platform to assist Khalistan. Jagmeet Singh, the Canadian lawmaker, was additionally reportedly concerned within the Tweet by Rihanna.
His affiliate Anita Lal, Community Relations Specialist at Windmill Microlending, co-founded PJF. She is the Executive Director of PJF. She is a Canadian resident and a Khalistan supporter.
They ran a marketing campaign titled ‘Global Day of Action’ throughout farmer protests that went again so far as January 3, 2021. The group offered taglines, hashtags, tweet codecs, posters, media kits, printable paintings and rather more for the individuals who needed to assist them within the marketing campaign. These photos/posters had been shared on PJF’s and the ‘Ask India Why’ marketing campaign’s social media pages. These photos/posters had been accessible in vector format. The most measurement that one can print is 10ft x 20ft. Here are 4 examples of such posters.
The group recognized a number of key goal areas to unfold their propaganda. Top amongst them was Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia, the place Sikhs and Punjabis want to check, work and quiet down. Other goal areas included Kenya, Denmark, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. They additionally urged them to unfold the fabric they offered amongst Sangat of Regional Organizations (Sangat is usually used for a gaggle of individuals attending non secular or cultural gatherings). Using such teams, they aimed to unfold their propaganda among the many plenty utilizing social media and mainstream or vernacular media.
There was a delicate point out of assist from Pakistan as effectively. The marketing campaign was strongly backed by misinformation.
Crackdown on Amritpal Singh
On March 18, Punjab Police and central companies launched a large crackdown on pro-Khalistan separatist chief Amritpal Singh. So far, over 110 associates of Singh have been arrested. However, he’s nonetheless on the run. Internet was suspended on March 18 for sooner or later, however the suspension was prolonged for 2 extra days. Internet companies had been resumed in some areas of Punjab on March 21.
Police have alleged that Singh was in touch with ISI and acquired funds from Pakistan. Furthermore, it has been reported that Singh was creating a non-public military within the guise of an anti-drug drive and de-addiction centre. Following the crackdown, official Indian Government institutions in London and San Francisco had been attacked.