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In Bramton city of Canada, protests are starting everywhere for taking out a tableau on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi under the guise of Nagar Kirtan. Canada’s ambassador to India has also lodged a strong objection to the tableau being taken out in Brampton city. Apart from this, India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that the preference for separatists, extremists is not good for relations.
Hate and violence have no place in Canada: Cameron
Canadian Ambassador Cameron McKay tweeted that I am shocked by the report of an event that celebrated the assassination of former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. Cameron said there is no place in Canada for the glorification of hatred or violence. He strongly condemns all these activities.
It is not good for Canada to give place to separatists, extremists
India’s Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has also criticized Canada. On the question asked about the celebration of the assassination of late PM Indira Gandhi in the press conference, said that I think it is a very serious issue. Putting aside the requirements of vote bank politics, it is necessary to understand why anyone would do such a thing which could cause harm.
He said that I think this is a larger underlying issue, about the space that is being given to Khalistani separatists, extremists, people who advocate violence. The Foreign Minister was very clear that I think it is not good for the relationship and it is not good for Canada either.
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar addressing the media
The tableau was taken out in Brampton city of Canada
In the Canadian city of Brampton, a tableau of Indira Gandhi’s assassination was taken out. It showed two Sikh gunmen (Satwant Singh and Beant Singh) shooting the former Prime Minister of India. The tableau also had banners of Operation Blue Star and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Khalistanis took out a tableau of Indira Gandhi assassination in Brampton city. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh.
On June 4, this tableau was shown in the Nagar Kirtan, about 5 kilometers long, taken out by Khalistani supporters. Photo-videos of this tableau were posted on June 6, the 39th anniversary of Operation Blue Star.
After the video of the tableau surfaced, protests against it have started in Canada itself. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s security advisor is running a campaign by uploading videos of the tableau on social media, demanding action against those responsible for it.
The tableau in Brampton city also carried a banner depicting Operation Blue Star and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Know what was Operation Blue Star
Operation Blue Star was launched in 1984 on the orders of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to capture Khalistan supporter Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. He was hiding in the Golden Temple of Amritsar. To capture him, on 6 June 1984, the army entered the Golden Temple and Akal Takht Sahib and killed Jarnail Singh.
Golden Temple and Akal Takht Sahib were damaged in the operation. Because of this there was a lot of anger among the Sikhs. Four months later, on October 31, 1984, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by two Sikh jawans posted under her security. After this anti-Sikh riots broke out in Delhi.