Did The Trudeau Government Purposely Malign Sikhs To Appease India?

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It seems like the Justin Trudeau government has or had a clear agenda to appease India over non-existent Sikh Terrorism concerns and did their part including signing agreements in Delhi and then adding Sikh extremism to the Canadian Terror Report. Trudeau and his Govt need to apologize to the Sikh-Canadian community for this gross character assassination and for fabricating Sikh terror when there hasn’t been any incident of violence for More than 3 decades. Canada needs to understand that India wants to silence Sikhs on Human Rights against Sikhs and other minorities in India and it would be foolish for a healthy democracy like Canada to appease India which has a abysmal human rights record.

SURREY – It seems like the Justin Trudeau government has or had a clear agenda to appease India over non-existent Sikh Terrorism concerns and did their part including signing agreements in Delhi and then adding Sikh extremism to the Canadian Terror Report.

On top of this, they have put three Sikh-Canadians on the No-Fly list without providing a shred of evidence to bar them from flying.

Many Sikhs are saying shame on Justin Trudeau Govt as well as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (our sources say he was one of the Sikh Ministers who knew about this conspiracy to malign Sikhs and did nothing) as well all those within Govt who had a hand in this.

Fears of Canada’s appeasement was made clear over the weekend when the National Post ran a story: “Canada ‘takes Sikh extremism seriously’ memo to Freeland said before India trip”.

The story stated that mollifying India over its persistent concerns about “Sikh extremism” was top of mind for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation during their visit to South Asia last year, declassified records show, even as the government now acknowledges the use of the term unfairly maligns an entire Sikh community.

Pressure was building to stabilize relations between Canada and India, according to a Feb. 13, 2018, briefing note prepared for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland days before her official visit.

“The visit has the potential to reflect a genuine turning point in the Canada-India relationship,” said the document, which was obtained under access-to-information laws. “There is much we can offer each other, in commercial and security terms and in the fruits of collaboration in international fora. Although the road may not always be smooth, India is clearly an emerging power that will remain at the centre of Asian economic and geo-political developments for decades to come.”

To that end, “Sikh extremism” was highlighted as a chief talking point in a memo provided to Freeland in advance of her meeting with India’s national security adviser, Ajit Doval. It appeared to be a direct response to the drumbeat of criticism that had been leveled by Indian officials at Canada for not doing enough to address a perceived rise in extremism among Sikhs who seek an independent homeland.

Under “Top Line Messages,” Freeland was encouraged to tell Doval that “Canada takes Sikh extremism seriously and respects India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” There were additional bullet points about how Canada was being responsive to “Sikh Terrorism,” but they were redacted, reported National Post.

“Despite the fact that there have been no incidents of extremist violence associated with the Sikh community in Canada for decades and no actual evidence has ever been provided to substantiate these allegations, India has made ‘Sikh extremism’ a key issue in Canada-India relations,” Balpreet Singh, legal counsel for the World Sikh Organization of Canada, said in an email.

“It is disappointing … that the Canadian government seems to have bought into this Indian rhetoric and gone down the path of appeasing the Indian government on this issue.”

The report clearly shows that the Trudeau government had an agenda to appease India over non-existent Sikh extremism in Canada with no incident of violence for over 30 years.

Trudeau and his Govt need to apologize to the Sikh-Canadian community for this gross character assassination and for fabricating Sikh terror when there hasn’t been any incident of violence for More than 3 decades.

Canada needs to understand that India wants to silence Sikhs on Human Rights against Sikhs and other minorities in India and it would be foolish for a healthy democracy like Canada to appease India which has a abysmal human rights record.

Canada has since abandoned using the term Sikh extremism, acknowledging that it “unintentionally impugns an entire religion.” It was prompted to do so after coming under heavy criticism from several groups within Canada’s Sikh community for using the term in its most recent annual public report on the terrorism threat in the country.