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    InternationalSikh Protest in Canada Calls Out Treatment of Religious Minority

    Sikh Protest in Canada Calls Out Treatment of Religious Minority


    Tensions Rise as Sikh Rally Calls Out Indian Envoy

    Protests in Canada against the Indian Consul General highlight long standing grievances in the Sikh community. Sikh independence advocates staged a boisterous rally outside the Indian consulate in Vancouver last week, calling for justice and accountability. Waving Khalistani flags and banners, the demonstrators voiced strong opposition to the visiting Indian diplomat.

    They criticized the diplomat's stance on the Sikh self-determination movement and raised concerns over alleged human rights violations against Sikhs in . Speakers at the event demanded answers for the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters as well as the mysterious disappearances of some Sikh youths. In a show of strength, supporters of an independent Sikh homeland gathered in large numbers to present their case to the community.

    The rally coincided with the diplomat's engagement activities in the city, intensifying pre-existing tensions. While the demonstrators maintained the protest was peaceful, some commentators worry such actions could undermine bilateral relationships. The Indian government denies the claims and accuses separatist groups of trying to divide communities. Going forward, all sides will need to find a constructive path that respects differing perspectives and upholds civic discourse.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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