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What is the Khalistan movement?
“Some of the more economic reasons were also to do with agricultural production and the distribution of wealth within Punjab, as well as, largely, the monopoly of the central government, and the distribution of resources, essentially, from the central government to the state of Punjab.”
“The Khalistan movement within Punjab was suppressed very proactively after that by a whole host of draconian policing measures.”
What are Canada and Australia’s connections to the Khalistan movement?
In Australia, Sikhism is the fastest-growing and fifth-largest religious group.
How have Australian Sikh and Hindu groups responded to Canada-India tensions?
“Australian Sikhs who talk about the human rights issues are continuously targeted through social media or when they go back to India, and the Australian government should ensure their safety.”
“We encourage all communities to unite to ensure that overseas incidents do not disturb the peace and harmony we have and hold dear.”