PUNJAB CM WELCOMES SAJJAN’S & SOHI’S STATEMENTS AGAINST KHALISTANI MOVEMENT
The Voice of Chandigarh News
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the categorical denial by Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan of taking a pro-Khalistani stance, and congratulated Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for creating the necessary environment against secessionist forces believed to be operating from his country.
Sajjan’s statement, carried by the Canadian Press , that he and fellow Sikh minister Amarjit Sohi, “neither sympathise with nor espouse the Sikh nationalist movement, which is bent on creating a separate country called Khalistan in India’s Punjab region” indicated that the Canadian Prime Minister had clearly sent out a strong signal within his party and government that he would not allow his country’s soil to be used for any anti India activities, said the Chief Minister.
The latest statements by Sajjan and Sohi, who has also made it clear that he does not sympathise with the (Khalistani) cause, have paved the way for better relations with Canada, which shares strong roots with India in view of the large Sikh population settled there, Captain Amarinder said, in a statement issued.