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Will Dropping of Direct Reference to Sikh or Khalistani Extremism Matter?

The principle of not identifying religion with terror by the Canadian Government is sound but selective application raises concerns. In the April 12, 2019, “Update on 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada" issued by the Ministry of Public Safety of Canada, the words Sikh Extremism have been substituted by, “Extremists who Support Violent Means to Establish an Independent State Within India.” The reasons for the same have been stated in the opening statement of the Report as “in outlining a threat, it must be clearly linked to an ideology rather than a community”. The statement goes on to add that the Government must select the terminology that focuses on the intent and ideology and with this in view, “as a first step, the Government will use the term: Extremists who support violent means to establish an independent state within India; rather than terminology that unintentionally impugns an entire religion”..............................

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