Veterans Association launches campaign to bridge the growing gap

BY: Surjit Singh Flora

If I want India to be trapped, backward, or in a matter of time to self explode itself, I will support the farmers movement going on right now.

That’s why the rest of the world is either silent or “ambiguous” or sides with the farmers. That’s also why the communists in China are such an evil force. That’s also why Islamic Iran, with its early form of industrialization, is terrible but not Saudi Arabia.

Farmers on New Delhi’s borders continue to protest against the new agriculture laws passed by the Government of India.

If we look at these protests as a part of our blooming democracy. It’s the beauty of democracy that a law was passed by the government (although it’s a good law, it will help the framer), but the way it was passed was not up to the mark. The government did not consult with the farmer’s body and opposition; Government did not bother taking them into confidence, which is wrong.

Even many of the international celebrities and Canadian, UK, governments   tweeting in support of farmers? I see nothing wrong with this.

Did Indians not criticize the ‘Black Lives Matter movement and ‘Capital Hill’ riots in the USA or the incidents happening in Europe?

Besides that, the Foreign entities are not working against Modi. The dirty political outfits which failed to impress Indian people who have kicked them out are paying “the foreign entities” to carry the fake narrative against Modi.

Indian expatriates supporting or opposing farmers are also being affected. A group of Canadian Armed Forces veterans has launched a campaign to bridge growing differences between different communities it’s Hindus and Sikhs  in the country over new agricultural laws passed, sparking protests in Canada. 

The Veterans Association of Ontario, which includes members of Indian descent and who are serving in the armed forces in India and Canada, is bringing together representatives of Hindu and Sikh organizations to resolve differences over agricultural laws. Has divided the Indo-Canadian community.

Brigadier Nawab Heer (retd) said that the chairman of the association said that he feared the situation would become more tense. “The views of both sides should be respected. If Indian immigrants are to thrive here, we have to come together.” The association has facilitated dialogue between some leaders of the two communities, while religious institutions like gurdwaras have also been brought in to build harmony. The initiatives planned by the unit are a cultural fair this spring which is being jointly organized by the Sikh and Hindu communities.

Heer says the plan is to hold a physical fair, but if the Covid-19 ban continues, it could be held virtually. The agenda also includes advice and trends for international students from India, some of whom have protested against laws in Canada. Pro-Khalistan groups have joined Canada in protests against India’s agricultural laws, including a rally in front of the Indian High Commission in Ottawa on Saturday. There have also been reports of intimidation and intimidation of pro-India individuals by separatists. An example of this is the attack during the “Tricolor-Maple” car rally organized by the Indo-Canadian community on February 28 in the Greater Toronto Area.

On the other hand, some extremist voices within the Hindu community have demanded a boycott of Sikh institutions such as stores and restaurants and confront them outside gurdwaras. After receiving “positive” feedback so far for their efforts, Heer is hopeful that negativity can be prevented by leaving people with vested interests.

After investigating of the Canadian city rushed to oppose the pro-India rally last February 28 in Brampton. Some people who battle between Lotus wrangling incidents police have filed a case against the two suspects, a Video clips of the incidents have been circulating on social media, and the police have also included the clips in their investigation, which also includes insults to the Indian national flag. It is also seen as a conspiracy to widen the gap between Hindu-Sikh unity and communal unity in Canada, as the people who organized and opposed the rally by thinkers belong to two different communities.

Jaskaran Singh, 27, of Toronto, was charged with assaulting a woman during a rally in Brampton, and Jodhvir Dhaliwal, 30, of Caledon, near Brampton, was also charged, police said. A demonstrator’s video being pushed up surfaced Jodhvir is also much talked about because he is a close associate of New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh in Canada. The Government of India has also expressed concern over the matter, and the Indian Embassy in Ottawa has raised its objection with the Government of Canada.

Later in response, the NDP Leader’s office did not address the episode directly but said Jagmeet Singh and the party clearly that “everyone, everywhere should have the right to peaceful protest.”

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Surjit Singh Flora
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