Canadians of Indian origin protested against attacks by alleged Khalistan supporters on Hindu minorities over the ongoing farmers' protest in India. The protesters gathered outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh’s office and demanded that all Indian nationals be protected without any discrimination. They alleged that farmers stir had become a Khalistani movement and said that Hindu minorities are being targeted by these groups in Canada. This comes after the Ministry of External Affairs also asked Indian citizens to report any threats and attacks to the local police and the embassy. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said that the Indian government had urged authorities in Canada to ensure the safety of all Indian nationals. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A Massive car rally was held in Canada's Greater Toronto Area by the Indian Diaspora to show their solidarity with the Indian Government in regards with the New Farm Laws. The rally also showed its solidarity with the Canadian Government's decision to import Covid Vaccine from India. More than a thousand families participated in this Car rally. However, Khalistani extremist elements tried to disrupt the car rally at different points along the route but the Car Rally organizers ignored extremists' bullying and harassment.
Indian nationals in Canada received threat calls from pro-Khalistani groups for their 'tiranga rally' in support of farm laws. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the issue has been taken up with Canadian authorities both in Ottawa and Delhi. MEA spokesperson advised Indian nationals to report any such incidents to local police and Indian High Commission and consultants in Canada. "We have come across reports of threats and intimidation to some members of the Indian community in Canada. We have requested Canadian authorities to take steps to ensure the safety of Indian nationals in Canada," Anurag Srivastava added.
Telugu New Year 'Ugadi' is being celebrated today. MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy celebrated the festival at BJP Telangana state office. BJP workers also participated in the ceremony. According to the Hindu calendar, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi are celebrated on the first day of the year.
Large number of devotees celebrated Ugadi festival by offering prayers at prominent Sharana Basaveshwara Temple in Kalaburagi. Devotees offered prayers and prayed for the wellbeing of their loved ones during pandemic. Ugadi is one of major festivals celebrated dominantly in Telangana and AP. According to the Hindu calendar, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi are celebrated on the first day of the year.
While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Naidupeta on April 12, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda slammed Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government, alleging the government is deep into corruption, misgovernance and nepotism in the state. "YSRCP govt is deep into corruption, misgovernance and nepotism. The continuous attacks on Hindu temples and no punishment to culprits show it's a govt of misgovernance which doesn't believe in secular ethos, we stand for," he said.