• What is a referendum?

    • Referendum is the process of direct voting to get the decision of a community on a single political question. Through referendum several nations have achieved independence. Most recently, South Sudan was created as an independent country through referendum. Scotland and Quebec both held referenda on the question of independence from UK and Canada, respectively.

  • What is punjab referendum ?

    • Punjab Referendum is a campaign to liberate Punjab, currently occupied by India. The campaign aims to gage the will of the Punjabi people with regards to reestablishing Punjab as a nation state. Once we establish consensus on the question of independence, we will then present the case to the United Nations for reestablishing the country of Punjab.

  • What is the objective of the punjab referendum campaign?

    • The objective of the Punjab Referendum campaign is to give the people of Punjab an opportunity to vote on their future political status. Once there is a consensus within the Punjabi people that independence from India is desired, we will then approach the UN and other international forms and bodies with the goal of reestablishing Punjab as a nation state.

  • What is the difference between punjab referendum and an official referendum?

    • An official referendum has an outcome that is legally binding on all parties involved. In Sudan, the United Nations administered a referendum authorized by the Sudanese government. Once conducted the South Sudanese people opted for independence. This decision was accepted by the United Nations and all major powers.

      However, Punjab Referendum is an unofficial referendum where the outcome is not legally binding on India. Yet with an over whelming yes vote this unofficial referendum will start the process through which we will eventually conduct an official legally binding referendum in Punjab thereby peacefully establishing Khalistan.

  • How is an official referendum that creates an independent country conducted?

    • The official referendums that grant independence and create separate countries are conducted by:

      a) The country currently occupying a territory agrees to hold a vote on the question of independence. Canada and UK agreed and held the referenda giving the people of Quebec and Scotland the right to vote on the question of independence; or

      b) UN intervenes and negotiates an agreement between a nation demanding independence and the country occupying its territory, to let the people of the land vote on the question of independence.

  • What is the law regarding official referendums and peoples right to self-determination?

    • Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations grants the right to self-determination to all peoples. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and International Covenant on Economic and Cultural Rights also guarantee right to self-determination for all peoples. Under UN laws, nations with a separate religion or language have the right to self-determination and can seek a referendum to gain independence from the country occupying their territory. India has signed and ratified all the UN laws that guarantee right to self-determination to the people on the basis of separate religion and language.

Who Says What

U.S Declaration of Independence July 04, 1776

 - When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

 --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 

-- Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 

-- But when a long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Date : July 04, 1776


Article 3 - UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People.

Indigenous peoples have the right to self determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political  status and freely pursue their Economic, Social and Cultural Development. Date 13.10.2007



I'm standing up for the right of self-determination. I'm standing up for our territory. I'm standing up for our people. I'm standing up for international law. I'm standing up for all those territories - those small territories and peoples the world over - who, if someone doesn't stand up and say to an invader 'enough, stop', would be at risk.  DATE:  1.10.1997


Human Rights Lawyer and Former U.N. Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order.

“In its essence, the right of self-determination means that individuals and peoples should be in control of their destinies and should be able to live out their identities, whether within the boundaries of existing States or through independence." Date: 10.11.2014


Former President of France (1995-2007)

"I am logically in favour of a referendum. It would be the only legitimate way. " — Jacques Chirac, Date: June 22, 2003



“The wish of the people, the society, to decide about its future and to vote is fundamental. If a majority says yes, it must be assumed.” - 15.02.17


Two time Latvian president

“It’s the human point of view of the identity of people and how they identify with a nation state. If at some point they feel that the central government does not represent their interests and that they have an identity that they want to defend, according to the principle of self-determination, one should allow for a referendum because a referendum is an expression of people’s choice and people’s opinion.” - 23.02.14


Polish priest and theologian. Assistant secretary of the International Theological Commission of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican

“There is a fundamental principle for the social doctrine of the Church, which is the right of self determination. It is therefore inadmissible in the name of the Church to qualify as immoral those who defend a nation’s rights or identity.” - 08.09.15


FC Barcelona football player and team captain

“We absolutely have the right to vote. We must vote, the people must express themselves and I am in favour of the consultation, of course.” - 17.09.14


Prime Minister of Japan

“We shall respect the right of self-determination of all peoples throughout the world.” - 14.08.15


US President

“We believe that right makes might – that bigger nations should not be able to bully smaller ones; that people should be able to choose their own future. These are simple truths, but they must be defended.” - 24.09.14


Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speech writing

“Sometimes autonomy works, sometimes peoples end up being independent states, sometimes there are unions, and so I think as a general matter we support there being a process of reviewing these issues in each country, but ultimately each country, each set of peoples, is going to make their own determinations.” - 31.01.14


Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Deputy Leader of the SNP

“Every country has the right to self-determination. (…) The agreement between the governments in London and Edinburgh to authorize an independence referendum in Scotland is a model for how these issues can be solved in other countries too.” - 13.02.14