Toronto: Members of the Indian community in Canada’s Toronto on Saturday (local time) gathered outside the consulate for the safety of their diplomats and the consulate office and unitedly fought pro-Khalistan protests. The NRIs were seen raising slogans such as “Bharat Mata ki Jai”, “Vande Mataram”, “Bharat Zindabad” and “Khalistan Murdabad” and carrying placards that read “Khalist.s are not Sikhs”, and ” Canada stop supporting Khalist.s “Canadian Terrorists”.
In the purported video, pro-Khalist. protesters can be seen disrespecting the tricolor. Sunil Arora, one of the Indian expatriates in Canada, said, “We are here in front of the consulate to face the Khalist.s. We are here trying to stop the nonsense of Khalist.s and we are here for the solidarity of India and Canada. They are giving wrong information and saying that they will kill our diplomats which is… and we are totally against it.”
Another member of the Indian diaspora, .l Shiringi, said that they are there to support the Indian consulate and stand against the Khalist.s’ threat, which was given to Indian diplomats. Vidya Bhushan Dhar, another member of the Indian community standing in protest outside the consulate said, “Canada is a peaceful country and we wanted to be peaceful and we should be. Basically, what we’re trying to tell the government is that Canada should recognize that this is not free speech. This is definitely not freedom of expression.”
“When you tell someone that you are killing someone or you are demonstrating an act of murder like what happened last week in Branton, you are not basically demonstrating freedom of expression, but you are suppressing reason and separatism. are promoting. So the Government of Canada is requesting Shanti told Canadians like me and Sunil ji to take cognizance of this and take appropriate measures and cut off those holed up at the site,” he said.
Following the alleged killing of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada last month, pro-Khalistan elements on Saturday announced rallies outside Indian missions in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Following this, threatening posters were put up at the Indian Ambassadors in Canada and the US as well as the Consulate General in Toronto.
In the last few months, three major anti-India incidents involving Khalist. separatists have come to the fore in Canada. According to sources, India on Monday expressed concern over threats being received by its diplomats over posters being circulated with information about a pro-Khalistan rally to be held in Canada on July 8. The posters threatened the Indian Ambassador and Consulate General in Canada. Toronto.
Indian High Commissioner to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma and Consul General of India in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava have been named in posters allegedly circulated by Sikh extremists, accusing them of playing a role in the alleged killing of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Nijjar.