May 2, 2017 | By Parmjeet Singh
CHANDIGARH: A news carried by various sections of Indian Media states that the Indian High Commission in Canadian capital Ottawa has lodged a “formal complaint” to Global Affairs-Canada regarding the Khalsa Day Parade organised by Canadian Sikh diaspora last week.
The news reported by a news agency, carried by the Indian media, refers to undisclosed sources. It states that threats were allegedly issued to Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh during this event. The news reports, however, did not mention that what was exactly said against the Punjab CM which amounts to ‘threat’.
The Indian High Commission has reportedly objected to the public display of floats with images of Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale and other Sikh martyrs who sacrificed their lives defending the Darbar Sahib during Indian army’s attack on Sikhs in June 1984.
If one is to believe the reports in Indian media then the Indian authorities have named two persons in their complaint with Global Affairs-Canada- Inderjit Singh Bains (an ex-office bearer of the Dashmesh Gurdwara, Surrey) and another person (name not disclosed by the reporting agency) from the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) organisation.
It is pertinent to note here that Sikh diaspora sections are openly condemn suppression of Sikhs and other nations inhabiting the Indian subcontinent by the Indian state and support their freedom movements. Indian authorities and the Indian media is known for making such outcry against the Sikh diaspora activism in order to create a negative impression about activities that expose their excesses on struggling nations and people in the peninsula.