Canada believes in a united India, says its Sikh woman ex-MP

NEW DELHI: There is not any house in Canada for religion to be used for political motives to promote any type of extremism, Canada's Sikh girl ex-MP Ruby Dhalla has mentioned whilst saying her nation believes in a united India.

Expressing her fear over talk about imaginable links between Canada and 'Khalistani' sympathisers challenging a separate state carved out of India, she mentioned that every now and then all Sikhs in Canada were noticed as sympathisers of extremism.

"You cannot paint all Sikhs living in Canada with the same brush of being supporters of extremism. This is what is happening and it is unfortunate and painful," she informed PTI.

Dhalla, who changed into the primary Sikh girl to serve in the Canadian House of Commons, additionally emphasized that her nation has "zero tolerance" towards extremism.

"In Canada, there is no space for religion to be used for political motives to promote any type of extremism," she mentioned.

However, she added that there could be fringe elements in Canada, however it was unfortunate this changed into a vital source of debate during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's just-concluded talk over with to India.


Dhalla, who is from the ruling Liberal Party in Canada, mentioned she was assured that the law would take its own path in opposition to other folks indexed through India who are residing in Canada and are suspected of trying to revive Sikh separatist motion in Punjab.


"Canada believes in a united India... Punjabis and Sikhs (in Canada) are interested in a united and strong India," she mentioned.


She was part of the delegation of Trudeau who was on his maiden travel to India as Canada's Prime Minister.


Dhalla, who was born and raised in Canada, mentioned she has always always worked for strengthening the connection between the 2 nations.
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