After a tight slap in India during his visit, Justin Trudeau’s Canadian government has been listed as Khalistani extremism among the terror threats facing the country. It also pointed out that two Khalistani groups, Babbar Khalsa International and the International Sikh Youth Federation, remain listed terrorist entities under the country’s Criminal Code. This is the first time Khalistani extremism was mentioned in the public report since its inception in 2013. The document also mentions Sunni Islamist Extremism, Right-Wing Extremism, and Shia Extremism, pointing out that some Canadians continue to support these groups financially.
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When Canada’s threat environment remains stable, the principal challenge comes from individuals and groups inspired by violent ideology propounded by Sunni extremist groups such as Daesh (Islamic Sstate) or al Qaeda, the report said. It added, “Furthermore, Shia and Sikh (Khalistani) extremism also remain of concern because while their attacks in Canada have been extremely limited, and also some Canadians continue to support these extremist groups, including through financing.”
In the reference to Khalistani extremism, the report stated, “Some individuals in Canada continue to support Sikh (Khalistani) extremist ideologies and movements.” It mentioned that violent activities in support of Khalistan had “fallen since their height during the 1982-1993 period when individuals and groups conducted numerous terrorist attacks”.
It referred to the 1985 terrorist bombing of Air India flight 182, the Kanishka, which claimed 331 lives, and described it as “ the deadliest terrorist plot ever launched in Canada.
Trudeau’s party is believed to lend passive support to the Khalistanis who have been using Canada as a strong base for decades now. The Canadian PM has repeatedly failed to take into account the sensitivities in India regarding support to Sikh terror groups in Canada.
His visit to India earlier this year had made the Khalistan movement a talking point once again. During his meeting with Trudeau, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said he had raised the issue of Khalistan. In an incident that caused further embarrassment to the Canadian premiere, Trudeau’s wife was clicked with Jaspal Atwal, a member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, who was invited to an event hosted by the Canadian High Commission.
The Sikh groups Babbar Khalsa International and the International Sikh Youth Federation, which are already on Canada’s watch list, remain listed as terror entities under the criminal code, the report mentions.
The report notes that while violent activities in support of an independent Sikh homeland (Khalistan) in India have fallen since the 1980s when terrorists carried out the bombing of an Air India flight, killing 331 people, “support for the extreme ideologies of such groups remains”.
It was described as a matter of “concern” in the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada, submitted by public safety minister Ralph Goodale, who also launched the national strategy on countering radicalization to violence.
It added, , Shia and Sikh (Khalistani) extremism also remain of concern because while their attacks in Canada have been extremely limited, some Canadians continue to support these extremist groups, including through financing.”
This is the first time Khalistani extremism was mentioned in the public report since its inception in 2013.
In his foreword to the report, Goodale noted, “Canada is known internationally as a welcoming and peaceful nation. But we are also resolute in our determination to reject and combat violent extremism in all forms. Put simply, violence and threat of violence has no place in Canadian society. Stopping and eradicating this is a top priority of the government.”
Significantly, Khalistani extremism was given a separate section in the report, along with Sunni Islamist, Right-Wing, Shia extremism, and Canadian extremist travellers, or “individuals suspected of travelling abroad to engage in extremist activityAuthor: Narasimha on December 14, 2018