Khalistan link to Alex Bhathal and Justin Trudeau

The IST News Desk

Close on the heels of Alex Bhathal, Greens Federal Candidate for Batman in Melbourne, the byelection  making a sweeping declaration that the a separate nation “Khalistan” should be carved out of India and called for a referendum in 2020, comes another shocking incident in which a convicted Khalistan terrorist succeeded in obtaining invitation to the official reception for visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India.

Alex Kaur Bhathal reportedly took part in Khalistan event in which she spoke about the referendum and won the support of Radical Sikh population. Alex reportedly believes in multiculturalism while spreading the seeds of separatism. But she appears to not believing in Fair go. Following is the YouTube link https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O-XpGH_FBmM&feature=youtu.be

Social media is agog with the comments on the possibilities of her entering Federal Parliament and fomenting further trouble.  People don’t want her to enter Parliament where she is feared to use Parliament to promote the Khalistan cause in the garb of multiculturalism.

The world will never forget the genocide of Sikhs as well as the bombing by Sikh extremists of Air India plane Kanishka killing 329 people on a flight from Montreal to New Delhi. The mushrooming of Radical Sikhs in the golden temple resulted in heavy fighting. This led to assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her own Sikh bodyguards.  All this doesn’t call for separatism especially from a could be Member of Parliament.

Justin Trudeau, who is on his first bilateral visit to India, landed in the midst of controversy over an invitation extended to Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal for a dinner hosted by Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel in Delhi.

Canadian Member of Parliament Randeep S Sarai admitted that he was responsible for extending the invitation to Atwal, and apologized for doing so.

 Atwal, a member of the now-banned International Sikh Youth Federation,was sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to kill the then Punjab cabinet minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu on Vancouver Island in 1986. Atwal later even confessed he was the shooter. (If he began his jail sentence in 1986, and if he served the full term, Atwal would have been released in 2006.)

The Canadian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) quickly cancelled the invite to Atwal when a row erupted over photographs that showed the terrorist alongside Trudeau’s wife Sophie at an event in Mumbai.

The explosion of Air India jet on a flight from Montreal to Delhi and other incidents are well recorded in Canada and Trudeau turned a blind eye to the developments and was caught napping when Atwal incident occurred. And to set the matters right for his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trudeau affirmed that he does not support extremism though he has participated in Sikh meets in Canada. Soon after his election in 2015, Trudeau ignored the earlier incidents and attended a Khalsa Parade in May where many of these militants were feted.

It is well known that Mr. Modi cold shouldered him giving rise to speculation that all was not well as far as Indo-Canadian relations were concerned. Both the leaders reaffirmed their commitment improved bilateral relations with focus on counter-terrorism measures. Going by the events in Canada, the media there nicknamed Trudeau as Justin Singh.

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Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is an accomplished journalist with over 38 years of experience in the profession in various capacities. He was a sub-editor in Patriot and later Chief Sub-editor in The Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He has several published articles and reports in Patriot and HT. Published reports in The Blacktown Sun in Sydney. He had also been a tutor in journalism in the University of Western Sydney. He is currently Editor at The Indian Sub-continent Times, Sydney.

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