Title: Canadian Khalistani Leader Warns Sikhs against Air India Travel, Raises Safety Concerns
In a disturbing turn of events, Canada-based Khalistani leader, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, has issued a warning to the Sikh community, urging them not to travel on Air India flights scheduled for 19 November. Citing potentially life-threatening consequences, Pannun released a video reiterating the dangers associated with traveling on Air India.
According to Pannun, there will be a global blockade on 19 November, resulting in the shutdown of the New Delhi airport. He further demands that the airport be renamed after two separatist leaders responsible for the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.
This recent threat has raised concerns regarding the safety of passengers, particularly due to the eerie resemblance to the 1985 terrorist attack orchestrated by Khalistan leaders. The attack on Air India flight 182 resulted in the tragic deaths of 329 people on board.
Understandably alarmed by the situation, Indian officials plan to engage with Canadian authorities to discuss the threat and address it in accordance with the bilateral civil aviation agreement. The Indian government emphasizes the seriousness of the situation, given the historical context and potential risks involved.
Tensions between India and Canada escalated following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s suggestion of Indian involvement in the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada. Despite claims from a US envoy that the Five Eyes alliance possesses evidence of India’s involvement, Canada has reportedly not provided concrete evidence to support these claims.
The diplomatic row between the two countries has prompted Canada to withdraw 41 diplomats from India, thus further straining relations between the nations. The situation remains tense as both parties seek to find common ground and resolve their differences.
The safety and security of passengers should always be of paramount concern, and the threat issued by Gurpatwant Singh Pannun cannot be taken lightly. As discussions continue between Indian and Canadian authorities, it is essential to address this matter promptly and ensure the safety of all those involved.
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