In a show of national unity, Sikhs on the west coast gathered to discuss the political violence of Canadian MPs against the Sikh community. The meeting which was attended by many Sikh organizations, highlighted a growing disillusionment with the Liberal Party of Canada.
Specifically, the response by the Party with regards to the 1984 Genocide Petition and the comments made by both Ujjal Dosanjh and Michael Ignatieff - accusing Sikhs of extremism and much more were discussed. Since these comments, the community has been left feeling victimized by the abuse of power from a party they have traditionally voted for.
Through the unfounded accusations leveled against the Sikh community by both the Party Leader, Michael Ignatieff and Ujjal Dosanjh, for which they have refused to take accountability, show proof of, or apologize for, Sikhs have been left with no choice but to begin questioning why their own elected MPs are attacking their rights as Canadians citizens. Further, townhall meetings have been organized nationally to discuss how to reconcile the abuse of power by Liberal MPs who have viciously attacked and attempted to defame the peaceful and democratic processes used by the Sikh community to address the Human Rights violations of 1984 by the Indian Government.
Below is some footage from the second of two meetings held nationally. The first meeting was held in Toronto during which the Sikh community met with 2 Liberal MPs and the second, from which the footage below is taken, was recently held in BC.
Indira Prahst – Professor of Sociology
Jagmeet Singh Dhaliwal – Criminal Attorney
Jatinder Grewal – Sikhs For Justice