Liberal party MP Chandra Arya stated that Hindu Canadians had been fearful after threats issued by extremist components, holding his personal party-led authorities within the nation accountable for inaction in opposition to Khalistan extremists. Chandra Arya is a lawmaker from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s party. He has repeatedly raised the problem of threats to Hindu Canadians.
Chandra Arya advised CBC News, “I am more worried about the consequence of what happened after the Prime Minister’s (Trudeau) statement. The concerns of the safety of Hindu Canadians here, Hindu Canadians are fearful” citing a popular column which had stated “The risk of ethnic and sectarian bloodshed in Canada is real”
“What I am worried is that the bloodshed is going to be Hindu Canadian’s blood,” Chandra Arya added emphasising the three main causes behind the worry.
“First, the history of the Khalistan movement is filled with violence and killings. Tens of thousands of Hindus and Sikhs have been killed by Khalistani terrorists in the history of the Khalistani movement. The Canadians forget the biggest mass killing in history happened 38 years back, in the Air India bombing. That was the biggest aviation terrorism before 9/11. And that was done by a Canada-based Khalistani terrorist. The fact is that those terrorists are still worshipped at some places in Canada,” he stated.
“Secondly, just a few months back, here in Toronto, a floor, a public parade of a cutout of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with a white saree splattered in blood, and her two assassins pointing guns at her. A public floor celebrating the attack…this is the core of terrorism, the killing of a duly elected Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world. It was allowed to be publicly displayed and celebrated. Tell me, which country would allow, in the name of freedom of expression and freedom of speech, allow this to happen,” he additional stated.
“Thirdly, the chief of Sikhs for Justice, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun threatened the Hindu Canadians to depart the nation and go to India. And this kind of hate crime is completed brazenly, with none penalties”, he continued.
This comes amid diplomatic tensions between India and Canada after Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau alleged that Ottawa had credible intelligence linking Indian brokers to the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. India, nevertheless, dismissed the allegations as “absurd and motivated”.
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