Canada has been a safe haven for Khalistan separatists accused of terrorism in India, leading to anti-India sentiments and anti-Hindu hate.
A flashback over the past year portrays how terrorism has been allowed to fester in Canada. A few noteworthy incidents have been mentioned below.
In February 2023, an Indo-Canadian radio host was attacked by three pro-Khalistani elements. A day before the assault, Deepak Punj had denounced the display of Khalistan flags and anti-India slogans during a vigil in Brampton, a GTA town.
In September 2022, a Canadian MP blamed ‘Canadian Khalistani extremists’ for a Hindu temple in Toronto being defaced with anti-India graffiti.
In July 2022, a poster was circulated to threaten violence against three of India’s diplomats. Mugshots were circulated with photographs of India’s high commissioner to Canada and the consul general of India in Toronto.
In June 2022, a parade tableau celebrated the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. A female figure was shown in a blood-stained white saree, with her hands up, as turbaned men pointed guns at her.
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