There is currently tension between Canada and India over the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused India of involvement in Nijjar’s murder without making public concrete evidence. After this, diplomatic tension between the two countries has reached its peak.
When Canada ordered the Indian diplomat to leave the country, India did the same in response. When Canada issued a security advisory for Canadian citizens traveling to Kashmir, the Indian government also issued a similar advisory for Indians living in Canada. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President and four-time MP Baijayant Jai Panda has touched Canada’s sore spot.
BJP Vice President touched Canada’s sorrowful heart
Baijayant Jai Panda touched the sore spot of Quebec on Canada’s defense of Khalistani terrorists and the support they are getting. Panda wrote on Expressing gratitude for giving).”
He further wrote, “Perhaps we should also offer Indian land for Quebec independence movement events for their sacrifices, bombings and assassination attempts (again, just as Canada has been so considerate in allowing Khalistanis in).” Here he means giving shelter to the separatists.
Taking aim at Canada, Jay Panda further wrote, “Doing so will allow us to advance the common cause of ‘free speech’ in both countries and also increase support for an independent Quebec (as has been reported in the media this year) ).”
The BJP leader said, “Since, Canadian leaders supporting the independence of Quebec are constantly traveling around the world. Meeting European leaders. In such a situation, we should also meet them and understand their thoughts. “In the shared spirit of India-Canada friendship and cooperation, we can also host a meeting of both sides in Delhi.”
In the spirit of friendship with Canada, we in India must consider facilitating an online referendum on the Quebec independence issue (in gratitude for their allowing Khalistani separatists to try the same on Canadian soil).
Perhaps we should also offer Indian soil for the Quebec…
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) September 20, 2023
What is Quebec? Why is freedom being sought?
Actually, Quebec is the real Canada (at the time of French occupation). Canada was created as a federation of four states, the main pillar of which is Quebec. It is different from the rest of Canada also because in Quebec, French speaking people are in majority and not English.
94 percent of people in Quebec are French speakers (read and write) and they see themselves as distinct from the rest of English-speaking Canada. Referendums have also been held twice for Quebec’s independence, in 1980 and 1995. In 1995, there was a difference of only 1 percent in the referendum results.
In fact, the number of people who wanted secession was 49.04 percent as compared to 50.06 percent who did not want secession. Due to this small difference, this referendum fell and Quebec remained an independent country. Quebec was later given more autonomy. However, the demand for a separate country still continues.
Separatist movements in many parts of Canada
Quebec is the first and second largest state in Canada in terms of population and area, respectively. Quebec’s exit from Canada would mean breaking the back of Canada. By the way, in Canada, not only Quebec, but also states like Cascadia, Western Canada, Alberta and Saskatchewan have been demanding independence. In such a situation, if India gives rise to the demand of Canadian separatists, then Canada will be of no use.