Indira Gandhi's assassination was celebrated, when India protested, Canada shrugged it off; repeated the same tune again

Canada's High Commissioner to India Cameron Mackay said on Tuesday that promoting violence is never acceptable in his country. A tableau was taken out in the Canadian city of Brampton on Sunday, in which Indira Gandhi's assassination was glorified. This event has increased tensions in bilateral relations. India has lodged a protest with Canada in this matter.

Jun 11, 2024 - 23:06
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Indira Gandhi's assassination was celebrated, when India protested, Canada shrugged it off; repeated the same tune again

Canada's High Commissioner to India Cameron Mackay said on Tuesday that encouraging violence is never acceptable in his country. His statement came after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination was honoured in Canada.

A tableau was taken out in the Canadian city of Brampton on Sunday, in which Indira Gandhi's killing was praised. This event has heightened tensions in bilateral relations. India has submitted a protest with Canada in this regard.

Cameron wrote in a post on X, 'The Canadian government is fully aware of whatever happened in Brampton. 'Promoting violence will never be acceptable in Canada.' Earlier, Canada's Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc had also given a similar statement. He had said that incidents promoting violence will never be accepted. He had written on X, 'This week there were reports that the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was glorified. Such incidents will not be accepted under any circumstances.' This tableau was taken out on the 40th anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

In September last year, tension arose in the relations between the two countries when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged that India was behind the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. India had rejected this allegation.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer