India’s Pro-Khalistani Posters Raise Concerns: Canada Takes a Stand
Following the online distribution of Khalistani posters that mentioned Indian officials and referred to the “promotional material” circulating prior to a Khalistan rally as “unacceptable,” Canada has reassured India of the safety of its diplomats.
After India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that it had asked its allies, including Canada, the UK, and the US, not to give space to “extremist Khalistani ideology” because it is “not good” for relations, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly made her statement.
Minister Joly emphasized Canada’s commitment to the security of diplomats and emphasized the nation’s adherence to the Vienna Conventions.
He posted a statement on Tuesday on her Twitter account that read, “Canada takes its obligations under the Vienna Conventions regarding the safety of diplomats very seriously.
Since some of the online advertisements for a protest scheduled for July 8 are unacceptable, Canada is still in close contact with Indian authorities, Joly said.
Joly emphasized as well that “a whole community or Canada [does not] speak for the actions of a few individuals.” When questioned about reports of Khalistani posters in Canada mentioning Indian diplomats, Jaishankar said the matter would be brought up with the government there.
On the fringes of a BJP outreach effort in New Delhi on Monday, he told reporters that the “radical, extremist Khalistani ideology” is bad for India and its allies like the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.
“We have already asked our partner nations, such as Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia, where occasionally Khalistani activities take place, to deny them space. Because of their (Khalistanis’) radical, extremist thinking, none of us, them, or our relationships benefit from it, the minister said.
“With those governments, we will bring up the issue of posters. Since it occurred two to three days ago, I believe it would have been completed by now, according to Jaishankar.
India criticized Canada last month after images of a tableau in Brampton that appeared to be celebrating the death of former prime minister Indira Gandhi appeared on social media.
According to Jaishankar, India must respond if the activities threaten its national security and integrity. Canada’s response to the Khalistani issue appeared to be limited by its “vote bank compulsions.”
In recent years, he had claimed that the Khalistani issue had had a significant impact on relations between the two nations.
According to Jaishankar, India has asked Canada to refrain from providing a platform for extremists and pro-Khalistani separatists. RK PTI NSA NSA AKJ NSA
Therefore, India has brought up the issue of Canadian posters displaying the names and photos of its top diplomats in India with the Canadian government. The promotional materials, according to Mélanie Joly, Canada’s foreign minister, are “unacceptable.”