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India summons Canadian High Commissioner over pro-Khalistan rally in Toronto

On the other hand, Canada has assured India about the safety of its diplomats after the names of Indian officials in the posters being circulated on social media and "unacceptable" the "propaganda material" being circulated before a Khalistan rally. has told.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: India has summoned the Canadian High Commissioner regarding the rally of Khalistan supporters in Toronto. Let us tell you that on July 2, Khalistan supporters carried out the incident of arson and sabotage at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, USA, although it is a matter of honor that no one was injured in this incident and the fire was brought under control in a short time. Was. America also condemned this incident by calling it a criminal act.

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Meanwhile, Canada has assured India of the safety of its diplomats after posters circulating on social media containing the names of Indian officials and termed “unacceptable” the “propaganda material” being circulated before a pro-Khalistan rally. has told.

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolly’s statement came a day after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India has asked its partner countries like Canada, UK and US not to pay heed to the “extremist Khalistani ideology”. Because it is “not right” for their relationships.

Emphasizing Canada’s commitment to protecting diplomats, Jolly noted the country’s adherence to the Vienna Convention. “Canada takes very seriously its obligations under the Vienna Conventions regarding the protection of diplomats,” he tweeted Tuesday.

“Canada is in close contact with Indian authorities regarding some propaganda material circulating online regarding a demonstration planned for July 8,” he said. This promotional material is unacceptable.” Jolly also stressed that the actions of some people “do not have the consent of the whole community or Canada.”

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Jaishankar has said about the news of Indian diplomats being named on Khalistani posters in Canada that this issue will be taken up with the Canadian government. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of Bharatiya Janata Party’s public relations campaign program in New Delhi on Monday, Jaishankar said that the ‘extremist, extremist’ Khalistani thinking is not good for India or allied countries like America, Britain, Canada, Australia.

The Foreign Minister said, “We have urged our allies like Canada, Britain, America, Australia, where Khalistani activities have taken place, not to pay attention to Khalistanis, because their (Khalistanis) extremist, extremist thinking neither It is not good for us, nor for them, nor for our relations with them (those countries).

He said, “We will take up the issue of the poster with the government there (Canada). I believe that by now this (taking up the issue with the Canadian government) would have already been done.

India last month hit out at Canada for giving importance to separatists and extremists after visuals surfaced on social media of a tableau purportedly depicting the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in Brampton. Jaishankar had said that Canada’s response to the Khalistan issue appears to be motivated by its ‘vote bank compulsions’ and India will react if such activities affect national security and integrity.

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