Chandra Arya, Canadian MP. Image courtesy: @AryaCanada
Chandra Arya, a Canadian MP of Indian origin, on Monday shared a purported video of a pro-Khalistani supporter calling for a protest at the Hindu Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey next Sunday, saying it was all done in the name of freedom of speech and expression with the sole aim of creating trouble.
In a post by It now appears that the same Khalistan group wants to create trouble at the Hindu Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey. This is all done in the name of freedom of expression. »
Last week, Khalistan supporters verbally attacked a Sikh family outside a Sikh gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, according to some reports.
It now appears that the same Khalistan group wants to create trouble at the Hindu Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey.
All this is done in the name of… https://t.co/szTznICBo0
– Chandra Arya (@AryaCanada) November 20, 2023
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He said he has repeatedly called on Canadian authorities to intervene and take action, because allowing these activities openly and publicly is unacceptable.
“Like a broken record, I once again call on Canadian authorities to intervene and take action. Hindu temples have been attacked several times in recent years. Hate crimes are being committed against Hindu Canadians. Allowing these things to continue to be done openly and publicly is not acceptable,” he added.
This is not the first time that such threats have been made and temples attacked in Canada by Khalistani extremists.
In August this year, a Hindu temple was vandalized in Canada by extremist elements holding posters of the Khalistan referendum.
The poster on the temple gate also referred to the photo of Khalistan Tiger Force chief and designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was killed in June this year.
Earlier in April, the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple was vandalized with anti-Indian graffiti in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
In February, the Ram Mandir in Mississauga, Canada, was vandalized with anti-Indian graffiti. The Consulate General of India in Toronto condemned the defacement of the mandir and asked Canadian authorities to investigate the incident and take prompt action against the perpetrators.
In January, a Hindu temple in Brampton was covered in anti-Indian graffiti, sparking outrage among the Indian community.
The Consulate General of India in Toronto has condemned the vandalism at the Gauri Shankar Mandir, saying the act had deeply hurt the sentiments of the Indian community in Canada.
Meanwhile, ties between India and Canada deteriorated after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a debate in the Canadian Parliament, claimed that his country’s national security officials had reason to believe that “agents of the Indian government” had committed the assassination of Canadian citizen Nijjar. , who also served as president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey.
India, however, categorically rejected the claims, calling them “absurd” and “motivated”. Notably, Canada has yet to provide public evidence to support the allegation regarding the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Nijjar, who was a designated terrorist in India, was shot dead outside a Gurdwara in a parking lot in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on June 18.
With the contribution of agencies