Sunday, December 29, 2013

Govt Denies Visa to Sikh-Canadian MP

A Sikh-Canadian MP says the Indian govt has denied his application for a visa to visit India, due to his outspokenness on the issue of justice to those killed in the Congress-perpetrated 1984 Riots:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-12-27/us-canada-news/45625273_1_award-ceremony-indian-consulate-indian-government

Given all the "liberal" activism over riots in India, it's rather noteworthy that these activists are silent over the ruling govt's attempt to ban people from entry purely because they want justice for 1984 atrocities.

4 comments:

indian_indian said...

It is not a simple issue. Many of the Canadian Sikhs are hardcore Khalistanis who want to go beyond just talking about the atrocities of 1984. They are using 1984 as a convenient excuse to revive the almost-dead, separatist, Khalistani movement. The government might be justified in denying a visa for this individual.

indian_indian said...

This is not a very simple issue. Many of the Canadian Sikhs are hard-core Khalistanis looking to revive the separatist movement while using the 1984 atrocities as an excuse. The Indian government might well be justified in denying a visa for this individual.

san said...

I'm acutely aware. However the govt has no problems with stoking up sentiments against Modi, whether among Muslims or Khalistani Sikhs or Leftists or anyone.

san said...

I'm acutely aware. However the govt has no problems with stoking up sentiments against Modi, whether among Muslims or Khalistani Sikhs or Leftists or anyone.