Airports in Delhi and Punjab are closed to visitors due to a threat from the Canadian SJF

In response to Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the founder of Sikhs for Justice (SJF), releasing a video on Sunday that threatened passengers on Air India flights, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), India’s regulatory body for civil aviation, has asked airport operators in Delhi and Punjab to stop providing entry passes to tourists.

On November 19, the day of the ICC World Cup final, Pannun threatened to blow up an Air India flight.

The BCAS directive, which was released on Monday night, stated that “it will be prohibited to issue temporary airport entry passes (TAEPs) or sell visitor entry tickets to anyone entering the terminal building of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.”

Visitors not allowed at Delhi, Punjab airports after Canada-based SFJ's threat

The BCAS directive has been put into effect, according to an officer at the Delhi airport. “We have carried out the directive, and until November 30 all AEPs—aside from those engaged in operational work—will be suspended.”

The BCAS stated that the action was being taken out of caution in response to ongoing threats against civil aviation installations throughout all Indian airports, including airstrips, airfields, air force stations, helipads, flying schools, and aviation training schools, that were shared by the central agencies.

The regulatory body declared that the supplementary ladder point check (SLPC) will be required of the airport security agency. “100% SLPC for all Air India flights at 161 Airport and airports in Punjab,” the order said.

Following security clearance from the airport security agency, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), and immediately prior to passengers boarding the aircraft, airline employees are mandated by the BCAS to frisk passengers and their hand luggage. This procedure, known as the SLPC protocol, is a mandatory check that follows these guidelines.

The Home Affairs Ministry (MHA) received the order from the BCAS as well.

In response to the pro-Khalistani group’s warning of an Air India attack, India has also requested that Canada increase the security on Air India aircraft. India has also asked Canada to punish Pannun for threatening them.

Pannun is heard saying, “We are asking all Sikhs to avoid boarding Air India flights on November 19,” in a video footage that went viral on November 4. There will be an international embargo on that day, making it impossible for Air India to travel anyplace in the globe. Sikhs, after November 19, you do not fly with Air India. It may endanger your life. I am issuing a warning to the Indian government.

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