Last year a controversy was sparked by Canadian Government when they wrote term Sikh terror in their annual, ‘Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada’, which for obvious reasons turned down a lot of Sikhs.
This reference was removed yesterday by Canadian government, allegedly foreseeing country’s general elections of this year and the impact of Sikh votes in mind.
When various Sikh organizations are expressing their joy on the matter, Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh not happy at all with this step of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau which he believes has come under political pressure.
Singh said that he (Trudeau) has taken this decision due to protect his political interests (wooing Sikh votes).
“Trudeau is playing with fire when he came to India, I informed the Prime Minister of Canada about this danger (Sikh Hardliners), but he chose to ignore this fact”, said Amarinder.
It is notable that the Government of Canada has finally announced the removal of the word ‘Sikh militancy’ in its 2018 report, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally announced during the Baisakhi celebrations.
On this occasion, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were present here.
On this occasion, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Defense Minister Harjeet Singh Sajan, MP Sukh Dhaliwal and many other eminent personalities were present too.