The Canadian authorities has stated the circulation of a web based video during which Hindu Canadians are informed to depart the nation is offensive and hateful, asserting that acts of aggression, hate, intimidation or incitement of concern don’t have any place in Canada.
The video was circulated amid escalating tensions between India and Canada following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s explosive allegations of the “potential” involvement of Indian brokers within the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on his nation’s soil on June 18 in British Columbia. India had designated Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020.
India has angrily rejected Mr. Trudeau’s allegations as “absurd” and “motivated” and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat transfer to Ottawa’s expulsion of an Indian official over the case.
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Public Safety Canada, the division liable for issues of public security, emergency administration, nationwide safety, and emergency preparedness, stated the circulation of the video is offensive and hateful and is an affront to all Canadians and “the values we hold dearly”.
“There is no place in Canada for hate,” it stated on Thursday evening in a submit on X.
“Acts of aggression, hate, intimidation or incitement of fear have no place in this country and only serve to divide us. We urge all Canadians to respect one another and follow the rule of law. Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities,” it added.
Indo-Canadian lawmaker Chandra Arya from Prime Minister Trudeau’s social gathering has earlier expressed dismay on the “glorification of terrorism” and hate crime focusing on Hindus on this nation within the identify of “freedom of expression” in Canada.
“A few days back Khalistan movement leader in Canada and the president of Sikhs for Justice which organises the so-called referendum Gurpatwant Singh Pannun attacked Hindu Canadians asking us to leave Canada and go back to India,” Arya, a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, stated.
“I have heard from many Hindu-Canadians who are fearful after this targeted attack. I urge Hindu-Canadians to stay calm but vigilant. Please report any incident of Hinduphobia to your local law enforcement agencies,” the Indo-Canadian MP posted on X.
The Khalistan motion chief is attempting to impress Hindu Canadians to react and divide the Hindu and Sikh communities in Canada, Arya stated.
Canada’s public security minister Dominic LeBlanc stated all Canadians need to really feel protected of their communities.
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“All Canadians need to really feel protected of their communities. The circulation of a web based hate video focusing on Hindu Canadians runs opposite to the values we maintain expensive as Canadians. There isn’t any place for acts of aggression, hate, intimidation or incitement of concern,” he posted on his official X account.
Emergency preparedness minister Harjit Sajjan in a post on X said: “To Hindu Canadians and Indians from all backgrounds: Anyone who says you do not deserve to be safe & welcomed in your home does not embody the values of freedom and kindness we hold dear as Canadians. Do not let others delegitimise or question your place and love for Canada.”