Removing Sikh reference from security report was extreme pandering, says Ujjal Dosanjh

Last Friday, the Liberal government removed a direct reference to “Sikh extremism” in its annual Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada. This came after several prominent Sikhs in Canada told the Liberals that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other politicians would be barred from attending upcoming community events. The updated version of the report instead discusses “extremists who support violent means to establish an independent state within India.”

Over the weekend Amarinder Singh, the chief politician for India’s Punjab state, denounced this change as a “knee-jerk decision that was clearly aimed at protecting [Liberal] political interests in an election year.”