India-Canada relations hit a new low, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday blames India of murdering a Khalistani Terrorist on Canadian land. He said the country’s security agencies were investigating a link between the Indian government and the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar earlier this year.
“Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a potential link between agents of the Government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Trudeau said while speaking at the House of Commons in Ottawa.
Here we can see, how Canadian Government is trying to shield a terrorists, in the name of Canadian Citizen. They are going one step ahead and calling him an ‘Activist’. This is unarguably the highest level of double standards shown by the Canadian Government. However, this is not the first time Canadian government is shielding a dreaded terrorist, just because he is a Canadian citizen.
In this article, we will tell you a story of one of the most dreaded terrorist attack, which was planned and carried out by Khalistani terrorists, who were also Canadian citizens, and guess what? The then Canadian govt tried its best to shield them. We are talking about the infamous Kanishka Bombing of 1985.
On June 23, 1985, Air India Flight 182, carrying 329 passengers and crew members, was blown midair off the coast of Ireland while en route from Toronto to London. The bombing resulted in the loss of all lives on board. As per initial speculation, Khalistani terrorists were accused of sabotaging the flight and one suspect was convicted in 2003.
The sequence of events began when Canadian officials discovered three suspicious packages during a routine stop in Montreal. The packages were subsequently removed from the aircraft before it continued its journey to London.
Approximately 45 minutes before reaching its destination, the plane disintegrated midair without any warning or distress calls being issued.
Canadian police alleged that Talwinder Singh Parmar was the mastermind behind the attack. However, charges against him were dropped.
Parmar was born in Panchhat, Kapurthala, Punjab, India on 26 February 1944. He immigrated to Canada in May 1970, and became a citizen of Canada, when he was in his early twenties.
Parmar was also the founder, leader, and Jathedar of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), better known as Babbar Khalsa, a terrorist group involved in the Khalistan movement.
Parmar founded Babbar Khalsa International alongside Sukhdev Singh Babbar in 1978, and was the leader of its Canadian branch. In 1981, he was accused of killing 2 Punjab Police officers and was arrested in 1983 in Germany. He was released in 1984 after which he immediately returned to Canada.
Parmar was returned to India after Kanishka bombing, and later killed by the Punjab Police in 1992.
The other suspect, Inderjit Singh Reyat, a Canadian Sikh residing in Vancouver, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the bombing. In 2003, Reyat was sentenced to five years in prison.
It is worth noting that Reyat had previously received a 10-year prison sentence for his involvement in building a bomb that killed two baggage handlers at Japan’s Narita Airport on the same day as the Flight 182 disaster.
Two additional suspects, Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri, both Canadian citizens, were arrested in 2000, but they were acquitted in 2005 due to insufficient evidence.
Canadian Administration’s botched investigation helped Khalistani Terrorists
In 2006, a Canadian commission was established to conduct an inquiry into the Air India Flight 182 bombing. The commission released a five-volume report in 2010, which concluded that the disaster was the result of a “cascading series of errors.”
The report specifically highlighted the failure of Canadian intelligence and security agencies to share crucial information with one another and their engagement in “turf wars.”
Justice BN Kirpal, who investigated the bombing under the Kirpal Commission, was disappointed with the Canadian verdict. He believed Canadian investigators could not do a good job to collect evidence to support their case.
He further said, “I do feel disappointed because our inquiries were comprehensive. I am not in a position to comment because I have not seen the judgment. But it seems that the judge has let off Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri because the prosecution was not able to prove their involvement [in the bombing] beyond reasonable doubt.
“If they [Malik and Bagri] did not do it, then someone else did it? Who did it? That is the question that needs to be answered. If someone else placed the bomb in the aircraft then the Canadian police have failed to track them down. It is a pity that nobody has been convicted in a case involving the loss so many lives.”
Canadian govt supports Khalistani elements
Trudeau’s family has a history of siding with Khalistani terrorists. His father, Pierre Trudeau, had refused the extradition request of Khalistani terrorist Talwinder Singh Parmar in 1982. As per reports, in that year, the Indian government under then-PM Indira Gandhi had sought the extradition of Parmar, who was accused of killing police officers. However, the Pierre Trudeau-led government declined the request.
There have been several instances in Canada of Parmar and Bhindranwale’s posters at gurdwaras and events where the two are hailed as ‘martyrs‘.
Prominent Canadian leaders like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh have attended separatist rallies. Trudeau has attended events glorifying Bhindranwale.
For several years, Canadian leaders stopped short of condemning Parmar. Well, may be they don’t want to accuse and blame their so called “Canadian Citizens”, who carried out such a dastardly terrorist attack.
We are pretty much sure that Canadian government is playing the same sinister game now. They are shielding the terrorists like Hardeep Singh Nijjar, calling him Canadian Sikh or Sikh Activist, while ignoring the fact that he was involved in many terror activities. What more absurd that Canadian PM Trudeau is blaming India of killing Canadian terrorist Nijjar.