Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has failed to take any stringent action against the new wave of Khalistanis activities that has resulted in lawlessness in the country. Justin Trudeau who was in India to attend the G20 summit had to answer some questions related to his lacklustre approach for not taking concrete steps to combat the activities of the Khalistanis.
Know how Khalistanis hurt Indian sentiments?
Recently the Khalistani sympathisers had defaced the sacred “Lakshmi Narayan Mandir” in Canada. The incident occurred in the British Columbia province of Canada. The Khalistanis pasted posters at the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in which they called for referendum.
Also the video of the incident had gone viral on social media and it showcased how two masked men pasted the posters and fled from the scene. At the gate of the poster there was picture of Khalistan Tiger Force chief and designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar who was earlier killed in June 2023.
Disturbing news from British Columbia, Canada: Khalistani extremists have targeted the “Lakshmi Narayan Mandir”, defacing the sacred site and displaying posters of late Hardeep Singh Nijjar, former head of Khalistan Tiger Force. Nijjar was fatally shot on June 18th. pic.twitter.com/H6kmFToNoo
— Organiser Weekly (@eOrganiser) August 13, 2023
In the past also, the Khalistanis had hirt the sentiments of the Hindus. It was In April 2023 that BAPS Swaminarayan temple was vandalised with anti-India graffiti in Windsor in Canada’s Ontario.
In February the Ram Mandir in Canada’s Mississauga was vandalised with anti-India graffiti. The Consulate General of India in Toronto condemned the defacing of the Mandir and requested Canadian authorities to probe the incident and take prompt action against the perpetrators.
In January also, a Hindu temple in Brampton was defaced with anti-India graffiti thereby triggering outrage among the Indian community.
In 2022, the Khalistanis had conducted a referendum in the separatist event in Brampton city of Canada. The Indian Government.
Trudeau heading minority Government with support of New Democratic Party
One of the primary reasons for Trudeau being on the backfoot and his failure not to take any action against the Khalistanis is because he is heading a minority government. During the early elections, the Trudeau’s liberal party failed to garner majority and it had to rely on the support of the New Democratic Party (NDP).
Post the announcement of the result of elections, bond between Singh and Trudeau was sealed as NDP extended its support to the latter’s liberal party. Trudeau’s liberal party had won 157 seats while the opposition’s Conservative had got 121, Bloc Quebecois 32 followed by NDP which had got 24, Green Party had won 3 and one seat was won by an independent.
Trudeau is relying on the support of the 13 legislators from his left leaning rival parties so as to touch the magical number of 170 and remain in power.
After the elections, Trudeau and Singh inked a deal which would remain effective till 2025. This arrangement between the two was referred to as confidence-and-supply agreement.
Singh stood by Trudeau when Canada’s opposition party wanted investigation into alleged interference by China in Canada’s elections.
India had reacted sharply in wake of any stringent action not bein taken by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had come down heavily at Trudeau. Jaishankar said, “”How Canada has dealt with the Khalistani issue is a longstanding issue… very frankly, they seem to be driven by vote bank politics… responses constrained by what they regard as vote bank compulsions.”
PM Narendra Modi led Government warned the Canadian Government to stop anti-India activities carried by the Khalistanis on their soil. The Indian Government called for action against those who vandalised Indian consulates or had shown any kind of disrespect to Bharat’s flag .
Foreign minister Melanie Joly was quick to respond and had tweeted: “Canada takes its obligations under Vienna Conventions regarding the safety of diplomats very seriously.”