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Terror tackling: Canada assures India
Ajit Jain | March 12, 2008 03:28 IST
In a statement in the House of Commons on March 11, Dave Mackenzie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, referred to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's [Images] letter to the head of the Sikh temples worldwide and asserted categorically that "Canada [Images] will not tolerate any kind of action originating from our soil that promotes terrorism in other countries".
In his letter to Avtar Singh Makkar, Singh reportedly expressed concern over "die-hard separatists" and said
He reportedly said they were doing it with the help of other 'hostile forces'.
In his letter to Makkar, Singh claimed that "the government and our agencies have credible information of efforts being made by extremist groups to revive militancy in
Mackenzie reminded Canadian Parliamentarians about 'the lessons of the Air India tragedy' and 'in a world where terrorism knows no boundaries,
Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai, who's parliamentary secretary to minister for foreign affairs, said "as the Air India inquiry has shown, lack of strong action can lead to deadly consequences".
In a report, Vancouver Sun revealed there are efforts on the part of some individuals 'to delist banned terrorist groups that were formed to fight for Khalistan".
According to the Canadian daily, one Dabinderjit Singh, who travelled to
This report also claims that 'a senior official with the Indian High Commission confirmed on March 10 that the issue was raised by
Vancouver Sun has quoted Indian diplomat Rajiv Sahi as having confirmed that they had 'taken up this issue specifically and other issues related to the resurgence of certain pro-Khalistan elements' and 'we do believe there is a certain resurgence of this movement here (in
Obhrai said 'currently there are 40 organisations and groups listed as banned terrorist organizations under