CANADA REMOVES KHALISTANI EXTREMISM FROM TERROR REPORT
15, Apr 2019
Prelims level : International Mains level : GS-II Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
Why in News?
- Punjab Chief Minister said that Canadian administration’s decision to remove all references to Khalistani extremism in its 2018 report on terrorist threats was a threat to Indian and global security.
- The Khalistan movement is a Sikh separatist movement, which seeks to create a separate country called Khalistān (“The Land of the Pure”) in the Punjab region to serve as a homeland for Sikhs. Trudeau had been informed of Khalistani activists being involved in financing terror activities in India from Canada. The Chief Minister dubbed the erasure of the various references to Khalistan and Khalistani organisations from the latest threat report as an unpardonable act in the eyes of the peace-loving global community.