Canada Warns Against Threats To Its Hindu Citizens
OTTAWA (IANS) – Canada on September 22 said there is no place for hate in the country amid circulation of an online video in which Hindu Canadians are told to leave the country.
Public Safety Canada, the department responsible for the safety of the public said, “The circulation of video is offensive and hateful, and is an affront to all Canadians and the values we hold dearly.”
In a post, Public Safety Canada said: “There is no place in Canada for hate. The circulation of an online video in which Hindu Canadians are told to leave Canada is offensive and hateful and is an affront to all Canadians and the values we hold dearly.”
“Acts of aggression, hate, intimidation, or incitement of fear have no place in this country and only serve to divide us. We urge all Canadians to respect one another and follow the rule of law. Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities,” it said.
The video was circulated at a time when India and Canada are enmeshed in a diplomatic row over the charge of involvement of Indian intelligence e in the killing of a Canadian citizen and Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
India had rejected claims by the Canada government terming them as “absurd and motivated”.