India Summons Canada Envoy Over Khalistan Protest, Flags Safety Issues


India Summons Canada Envoy Over Khalistan Protest, Flags Security Concerns

Khalistan supporters protested towards crackdown on Amritpal Singh (File)

New Delhi:

The centre has summoned the Canadian Excessive Commissioner over Khalistan protests exterior the Indian missions and consulates over the previous couple of days over. 

India has lodged a robust protest over safety preparations exterior its diplomatic premises in Canada.

“It’s anticipated that the Canadian Authorities will take all steps that are required to make sure the protection of our diplomats and safety of our diplomatic premises in order that they’re able to fulfil their regular diplomatic functionsm,” learn an announcement shared by Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson of the international ministry

“The Authorities of India sought an evidence on how such parts had been allowed, within the presence of police, to breach the safety of our diplomatic Mission and Consulates,” the assertion stated.

Final Sunday, an occasion in Canada was cancelled on account of safety considerations after a violent protest by Khalistan supporters.

The occasion had been organised on the Taj Park Conference Centre in Surrey to honour Sanjay Kumar Verma, the Indian envoy to Canada, whereas he was on his first go to to the west coast.

An Indian-origin journalist, who was on the occasion to cowl the protest, was additionally reportedly assaulted by the radicals.

The protest got here amid an enormous crackdown on radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh and his associates in Punjab. 

Earlier, Khalistan supporters had pulled down the tricolour exterior the Indian Excessive Fee in London. The federal government had lodged a robust protest and known as on the British authorities to make sure enough safety. 

A day after the Excessive Fee assault. the Indian consulate in San Francisco was additionally vandalised by a gaggle of Khalistan supporters.

Mr Bagchi stated India has strongly raised the matter with each nations.

On Saturday, the police had launched an enormous operation to arrest Amritpal Singh and arrested greater than 100 supporters and members of his ‘Waris Punjab De’ group.
The ‘prime secret’ motion was a coordinated effort between Aam Aadmi Get together-ruled Punjab, the Centre, and BJP-governed Assam, say officers. Sources say Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had mentioned the plan to arrest Amritpal Singh with Dwelling Minister Amit Shah in a gathering on March 2.

Dwelling Ministry sources stated Amritpal singh was planning to launch a statewide procession to baptize the youth to hold out suicide assaults. The separatist was utilizing de-addiction centres to stockpile weapons illegally sourced from Pakistan, they stated.


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