SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – Just days after an attempted arson at the San Francisco Indian consulate that left the Indian American and international community stunned, about 75 Sikhs came back to the scene of the crime to advocate for a separate nation from land within India as part of “Khalistan Freedom Rallies” held around the globe, as organized by Sikhs for Justice.

The Sikh Americans on hand did not want to be identified as Indian Americans, and denied being involved in the second desecration of this consulate in five months. In fact, some of them claim the Indian government was behind the small fire set in front of the consulate and that the social media video produced by the perpetrators was fake.

Dr. Prabhjot Singh claimed Diya TV’s videographer covering the rally was an Indian “spy” on his social media accounts.

It’s a comedic charge since Diya TV learned about the rallies through social media flyers spread by Sikhs for Justice. And we were the first news organization to verify with the Consulate and the San Francisco Fire and Police Departments that the fire had indeed taken place.

Diya TV not only obtained this exclusive image from the consulate showing the graffiti, but verified the scene during the “freedom rally.”

The graffiti made statements “AKF,” a reference to Anandpur Khalsa Fauj or Force, “Long Live Khalistan,” as seen in the initial social media video and “Free Amritpal Singh,” a man under arrest in India for his involvement in this long standing separatist movement.

The turnout was smaller than expected, much like the other rallies held around the globe, perhaps in reaction to the recent deaths of three Khalistan leaders that these protestors believe the Indian government was behind.

But with the suspects still at large, conjecture and conspiracy theories remain.

WATCH the rally in full here: