The flames of the fire that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stoked by giving support to Khalistani terrorists are increasing. On Monday (25 September 2023), Khalistan supporters demonstrated in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.
Yellow flags with Khalistan written on them were waved outside the Indian High Commission in Ottawa. The tricolor was set on fire in Toronto. On the other hand, in Vancouver also, more than a hundred Khalistanis demonstrated outside the Indian Consulate.
On Monday, a group of Khalistan supporters protested outside the Indian High Commission in Ottawa. Reports claimed that around 100 Khalistani supporters waved yellow flags with the word ‘Khalistan’ written on them outside the High Commission.
Protester Reshma Sing Bolinas expressed her gratitude to Justin Trudeau and urged Canada to leave no stone unturned in exposing the truth behind this heinous act and put pressure on India to stop the killing of innocent people in future.
About 200 Khalistani supporters gathered and demonstrated outside the Indian Consulate in Vancouver. In Toronto also, about 100 Khalistan supporters burnt the national flag of India. They also raised slogans against PM Modi. The protesters also hit the cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra with shoes.
According to the report, one of the protesters belonging to the terrorist organization Sikh for Justice (SFJ) alleged that India ‘compromised the sovereignty of Canada’. These anti-India protests took place only after SFJ leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannu instigated his supporters.
However, these demonstrations did not take place as per the expectations of the terrorist organization. The kind of gathering that Pannu had anticipated was not seen. But in the pictures and videos that have surfaced of the protests, it can be seen that despite the tricolor and the insult to the Indian Prime Minister, the Canadian policemen kept watching everything as mute spectators.
These protests have erupted after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to blame India for the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Since then there is a lot of tension in the relations between the two countries. Trudeau is isolated globally. He is facing opposition on the domestic front also. But, this has strengthened the intentions of Khalistani elements taking shelter in Canada.
It is noteworthy that Nijjar was shot dead outside a Gurudwara in British Columbia in June. India had rejected the Canadian PM’s allegations as ‘absurd and motivated’. Both countries also expelled diplomats. Canada is home to approximately 7,70,000 Sikhs, representing the largest Sikh population outside Punjab. In recent years, there has been a steady increase in anti-India activities here.