Sagarika Mitra, Content Head of JAN KI BAAT writes about India’s 3 PRONGED STRATEGY to ‘DISMANTLE THE KHALISTANI NETWORK’
In a resolute response to the recent allegations made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, minced no words. He highlighted the issues plaguing Canada, from organised crime to extremism, during his visit to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Jaishankar also emphasised that India had been actively sharing critical & specific information with Canadian authorities, exposing the deep-rooted Khalistani-Gangster nexus in their country
‘Canada last few years has seen a lot of organised crime, secessionism, violence, extremism. They are all very deeply mixed up. We have actually been badgering the Canadians. We have given them a lot of information on organised crime leadership that operates in Canada. There are a large number of extradition requests. There are terrorist leaders who have been identified. Our concern is that it’s really been very permissive because of political reasons. Our diplomats are threatened. Our consulates are attacked. And often comments are made about interference in our politics. A lot of it is justified by saying that’s how democracies work. We told the Canadians if you have something specific let us know. We are open to looking at it’
While facing queries about intelligence allegations by a CNN Journalist, Dr S Jaishankar in classic style stated, ‘I am not part of Five Eyes. I am certainly not part of the FBI’. This response pretty much sums how India is handling the issue at a time when the Western Media is trying to put India on the mat with their biased and almost sympathetic reports on terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Back on home soil, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval seem to have undertaken a crucial mission: the elimination of the Khalistani network. Recent developments have showcased this commitment vividly. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is executing raids across six states, spanning 51 locations to hunt down members of Lawrence Bambiha and Arsh Dalla gangs – they have close links with Khalistani forces settled in Canada and other foreign countries. This extensive operation, reminiscent of the impactful ‘Operation Octopus’ that was carried out in the run up to the ban of PFI. Recently, the agency also confiscated properties linked to Gurpatwant Pannu, the Chief of the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice and lawyer of terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Only yesterday, Canada allowed Khalistani extremists to carry out their ‘anti India protest’ where they desecrated the Indian flag on their soil. This unacceptable act of disrespect involved burning, trampling, and even kicking the flag like a football, along with derogatory acts against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effigy. It left Indians across the world seething with anger. What was even more appalling, was the fact that everything unfolded right before Canadian police officials.
The message is unequivocal: India stands strong against any threat to its sovereignty and security. The three-pronged approach led by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Home Minister Amit Shah and NSA Ajit Doval under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, involves diplomatic front-footedness, rigorous domestic law enforcement, and a steadfast commitment to upholding the nation’s integrity.