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Reference in Canadian Report Puts Sikhs Under Threat, SADA (Mann) Canada

In a letter written to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canada unit of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) maintained that there was a growing fear among immigrant communities that the “2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada” is promoting hate against them, could be subject to an attack such as Christchurch NZ where 50 Muslims men, women and children were gun down by a white supremacist who claims to be racist against immigrants.

First Sikh & Hindu Afghan Refugee Families Arrive in Canada

First Sikh and Hindu refugee families from Afghanistan to Canada on March 12, 2019. The first two refugee families arrived in Calgary.

WSO to Host #AskCanadianSikhs Panels Against Inclusion of Sikhs in 2018 Report

This month, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will once again be hosting the #AskCanadianSikhs panel series in Brampton, Edmonton and Surrey. The subject of this year’s panels will be the inclusion of “Sikh (Khalistani) Terrorism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Wins Burnaby South by-Election

Canadian Sikh politician and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won a seat in the House of Commons in a by election for Burnaby South seat. With this victory Jagmeet Singh has put his leadership on strong footings.

WSO to Provide Profession Related Guidence to Sikh Students in BC under Mentorship Programme

The World Sikh Organisation (WSO) has reportedly launched the Sikh Mentorship Programme (SMP) designed to connect such students with Sikh professionals for attaining academic and professional guidance for the purpose of attaining gainful employment.

World Sikh Parliament (WSP) Canada Takes Steps to Formalize It’s Structure

A press release by World Sikh Parliament (WSP) dated 25 January states that the WSP's 7th session was successfully conducted in Toronto on January 19th and 20th, 2019.

Bibi Manjeet Kaur, Wife of Exiled Sikh Leader Bhai Gajinder Singh, Passed Away

Bibi Manjeet Kaur, wife of Sikh leader Bhai Gajinder Singh passed away this morning due to health issues. He breathed last in a hospital in Canada. Bhai Gajinder Singh, a founding member of pro-freedom Sikh group Dal Khalsa, is living in exile.

Sikh Representatives Meet With Minister Goodale on Public Safety Report

Representatives of the Sikh community and Canadian Gurdwaras met with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale on January 21 with respect to the inclusion, for the first time, of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

Journalist Zuhair Kashmeri, Author of “Soft Target” Book on Kanishka Bombing, Dies at age 72

Journalist Zuhair Kashmeri, who had penned the book titled Soft Target which investigated and explained the role of Indian intelligence agencies in Air India bombing of 1985 also known as Kanishka Bombing, reportedly died on December 23, 2019 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, of heart-related issues at the age of 72.

Sikhs Want Canadian Government to Put Controversial Report on Hold Pending Review

The BC Sikh Gurdwaras Council, Ontario Sikhs & Gurdwaras Council and the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee, representing the interests of Sikhs in Canada, last week gathered to discuss the 2018 Public Report on The Terrorism Threats to Canada.

Canadian Sikh Diaspora Unites to Seek Removal of Unfounded Remarks Maligning Image of Sikhs and Khalistan

On December 16, 2018 a meeting was called at Malton Gurdwara Sahib in the Greater Toronto Area regarding the Liberal Governments use of the term “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in their “2018 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada.”

BC Sikh Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee Express Serious Concerns Over Report Maligning Canadian Sikhs

The British Columbia Sikhs Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee has issued following statement on issue of addition of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Public report.

Canada Government Has Disappointed the Sikh Nation: says Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa urges Canadian Government to with­draw the un­sub­stan­ti­ated men­tion of Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism in its 2018 Pubic Safety Report on the Terrorism threat to Canada.

Canadian MP Randeep S. Sarai Tells Canada Govt. To Remove Unfounded “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” from Public Safety Report

In the entirety of the report, there is no cause to show that there is any such risk, rise, or threat of Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism in Canada or abroad. It is not mentioned in either of the prior reports done in 2016 and 2017. Therefore, to add such a group as a concern without showing a cause or factual evidence, incorrectly identifies them as a threat.

Sikh Body Shots Letter to Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale Over Maligning of Sikh Community

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) has written a letter to Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the maligning of the Sikh community in the recently released 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada. 

Sikh (Khalistan) Extremism” – Continuing Indian Interference in Sikh Affairs in Canada

This is the first time that reference to “Sikh Extremism” has been made in this particular report and it is done so multiple times, including the 1st paragraph of the Executive Summary and in a paragraph immediately after outlining what the principal threat to Canada’s security is. It is highly irresponsible of those writing this report to first place the Sikh community within the report with such little context provided and then further place our community name in such significant places within the report so as to give prominence to the supposed “threat” we pose.

Public Safety Canada Terror Report Maligns Canadian Sikhs

Addition of imagined “Sikh extremism” to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada is a cause of concern for the Sikh diaspora in Canada who are facing continuous propaganda by the Indian state which aims to malign their image.

University of Ottawa introduces New Sikh Diaspora and Punjabi Language Courses

The University of Ottawa’s  Faculty of Arts has introduced new courses in Punjabi language and Sikh Diaspora.

Security Report Raises Spectre of Indian Interference in Sikh Canadian Affairs

The release of a special security report by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Indian sub-continent earlier this year raises many troubling questions about foreign interference, particularly with respect to the reputation of the Sikh community in Canada and unfounded allegations of Sikh "extremism".

World Karate Federation (WKF) Agrees to Accommodate Religious Head Coverings for Athletes

The World Karate Federation (WKF) has agreed to accommodate religiously mandated headwear for male competitors. Prior to the change, only female athletes were permitted to wear head coverings.

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