Canadian PM’s visit brings back the discussions around Khalistan issue
The unwelcoming discussions around the issue of Khalistan have been brought back into the Indian society as the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who rules a country where several pro-Khalistan activists live, has begun his seven day visit to India.
The reports published in the national media houses indicate that the Canadian Prime Minister, who is the head of a government in which several pro-Khalistan ministers are a part of, has not received an enviable welcome, like the one which was given to similar powerful world leaders such as Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Canadian PM last day visited the Sabarmati Ashram located in Gujarat. Usually, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, himself, accompany the visiting leaders in such a trip to his state. Unusually, such a privilege was not extended to the visiting Canadian PM.
Some observers believe that it is the Khalistan issue which prompted the government to give such a visibly ‘unenthusiastic welcome’ to the visiting world leader.
It is to be notated that Canada is one of the most immigrant friendly countries. Yearly, tens of thousands of Indians travel to this country in search of standard higher education and well-paid job. Indian expatriate, which is one of the biggest expatriate sections in Canada, contributes heavily to our economy. India should keep these things in mind. If the country manages to create a strong bilateral relation with Canada, the former will be the biggest beneficiary from that arrangement than the latter.
Vignesh. S. G
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