Canada India News: “Matter is being investigated and taken extremely seriously”-Canada Minister on SFJ’s threat on Air India

We take every threat seriously, especially when it concerns airlines: Canandian Minister

Sanjay
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Ottawa (Canada), Canada India News: Following the stern warning issued by a prominent separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Khalistani leader and founder of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) group based in Canada, that poses a potential threat to Air India flights. the Canadian government has assured that the matter is being investigated and taken extremely seriously. 

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“We take every threat seriously, especially when it concerns airlines. The Royal Canadian Mounter Police is doing an investigation,” Canada’s Transportation Minister Pablo Rodriguez was quoted telling the reporters in Ottawa. 

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Air India flights

In a recent turn of events, India and Canada find themselves entangled in diplomatic tensions once again. The cause of concern this time centers around a stern warning issued by a prominent separatist leader that poses a potential threat to Air India flights. 

It is to be noted that on November 4, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has asked Sikhs to avoid traveling on Air India flights scheduled for November 19, citing ominous consequences that may befall those who ignore this warning.

Indian Government

Pannun’s warning was delivered in a video message in which he reiterated multiple threats to the safety of passengers on Air India flights. He stated, “We are asking the Sikh people to not fly via Air India on 19 November. There will be a global blockade.

Do not travel by Air India or your life will be in danger.” These threats have been circulating on social media, causing heightened concerns among potential travelers. The separatist leader’s message did not mince words as he directly addressed the Indian government, stating, “It is my warning to the government of India.”

Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is designated as an independent terrorist by the Indian government. In his latest statement, he went on to claim that New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport would be shut down on November 19, advocating for a change in the airport’s name. Coincidentally, this date also marks the final match of the international men’s cricket World Cup hosted by India.

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“It is the same day on which the final match of the World Terror [sic] Cup will be played. It will be shown to the world that a genocide of Sikhs happened in India and India did it.

When we liberate Punjab, the name of these airports will be Shahid Beant Singh and Shahid Satwant Singh airport,” remarked Mr. Pannun, referencing two separatist leaders who had assassinated former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October 1984.

Investigation

It’s essential to note that the authenticity of the video has not been verified by independent sources. Consequently, the situation is surrounded by uncertainty and is subject to further investigation.

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