A Hindu organization in Canada has written a letter to Security Minister Dominic LeBlanc, expressing concerns about the safety of the Hindu community in light of Khalistani threats. The Hindu Forum of Canada, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to the welfare of Canada’s minority communities, has raised alarms regarding statements made by prominent Sikh activist and designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
In their letter, the Hindu Forum has called on Minister LeBlanc to take this matter seriously and initiate necessary steps. They stated, “We urge authorities to address this issue with utmost seriousness, as it directly impacts the well-being of Canadian citizens. Hateful videos circulating on social media have heightened our concerns.”
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a designated terrorist and the leader of the banned organization Sikhs for Justice, released a video where he proclaimed the loyalty of Khalistan supporters among the Sikh community to Canada. Following this, he issued threats to Indian-Canadian individuals, warning them to leave Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau previously accused the Indian government of being involved in the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a designated terrorist, outside a British Columbia gurdwara. This accusation strained relations between India and Canada.
The Hindu Forum emphasized that Pannun has made it explicitly clear that anyone who opposes his ideology will be targeted. They expressed confidence that Canadian authorities will take decisive action in this matter. On Wednesday, Canadian authorities issued cautionary advice to Indian-origin students and travelers, advising them to exercise caution when visiting religious places in Canada.