In a disturbing prevalence, on June 4 in a 5-km Sikh march within the Canadian metropolis of Brampton, the pro-Khalistani parts featured a tableau glorifying the assassination of late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. The tableau was part of the annual Sikh Martyrdom Parade which noticed the participation of a lot of folks within the metropolis the place the most important variety of Sikhs dwell in Canada.
The video of the tableau has gone viral over the web during which Indira Gandhi is proven being assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. The tableau additionally shows Khalistani flags and a poster studying, “Revenge of the attack on Shri Darbar Sahib.” Another poster that the tableau carried learn, “Never Forget 1984. Sikh Genocide.”
Does it assist Canada’s ‘Indo-Pacific technique’? A float depicting homicide of late Indian PM by her Sikh bodyguards being a part of about 5 KM lengthy parade in metropolis of Brampton on June 4th. Jody Thomas might replicate on it! pic.twitter.com/rBFn7vMKyz
— Balraj Deol (@BalrajDeol4) June 6, 2023
The video has been extremely criticized by netizens who mentioned that India ought to ship a powerful message to the Canadian PM for allegedly serving as a breeding floor for the pro-khalistani parts.
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One of the customers additionally mentioned that although Indira Gandhi belonged to the Congress social gathering, not one of the BJP members will help the tableau out of respect for India’s former PM. Meanwhile, he additionally hinted that the Congress even right this moment finds pleasure in defaming PM Modi on worldwide platforms.
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This latest incident has as soon as once more dropped at the forefront India’s considerations concerning the actions of pro-Khalistani parts in Canada. Notably, India summoned the Canadian High Commissioner in March to convey its robust considerations in regards to the actions by pro-Khalistani extremist parts in opposition to Indian diplomatic missions in Canada in latest occasions.
India had additionally criticized Canada final yr for holding a vote on Khalistan, the decision for a separate Sikh nation. The referendum was described as “deeply objectionable” and habits “politically motivated” by extremist forces.
Operation Blue Star and assasination of Indira Gandhi
On October 31, 1984, the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi happened at her dwelling in New Delhi, months after the Indian Army had performed Operation Bluestar to drive Sikh insurgents from the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Operation Blue Star is the most important inside safety mission the Indian Army has ever gone on. The Operation was Indira Gandhi’s response to the law-and-order issues that have been occurring in Punjab on the time because of the unfold of the Khalistan motion. Under Operation Blue Star, which was performed in Amritsar between June 1 and June 8, 1984, Indira Gandhi, the nation’s prime minister on the time, gave the order for Indian troopers to drive out Sikh militants who have been stockpiling weapons in Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple).
Supporters of Khalistan had taken refuge at Amritsar’s Golden Temple’s Akal Takht complicated within the Nineteen Eighties. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale who seized management of the Akal Takht complicated in Amritsar’s Golden Temple, was the goal of the Blue Star operation.
According to the official knowledge, 492 civilians and no less than 83 Army jawans died throughout the entire operation. The hearth at the moment included a shot at a replica of the sacred Sikh textual content that was put within the Golden Temple.