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Removing Khalistani extremist references detrimental to both India and Canada: Amarinder

Chandigarh, April 14

Joining protests against Canadian government’s decision to remove all references to Khalistani extremism in its 2018 report on terrorist threats, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Sunday that the move was “a threat to Indian and global security”.

Captain Amarinder expressed shock at the ruling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau government’s decision saying it was “an unpardonable act in the eyes of the peace-loving global community” that was “protecting its political interests” in a year of elections.He also warned that the development could have serious consequences for Indo-Canadian relations in the long run.

“Trudeau was playing with fire with his decision to assuage inflamed domestic passions through this ill-considered move,” he added, adding that he had given proof of Canadian soil being used to spread the separatist Khalistani ideology during Trudeau’s visit to India.