Last year, Canadian Sikhs showed they were not going to quietly put up with the reductionist stereotyping that their parents and grandparents endured from the media in bygone eras. The #AskCanadianSikhs turned into a grass roots movement, where Canadian Sikhs spoke back.
We continue the discussion about the inclusion, for the first time, of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada. In addition to being criticized for using language that unfairly stigmatizes entire religious communities, the inclusion of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” is of deep concern as the Report did not point to any current incident of violence or terrorism associated with the Sikh community in Canada.
Join a discussion with Dr. Jasjit Singh, renowned UK researcher who has done extensive research on the maligning of the Sikh community within media and government to explore the challenges faced by Sikhs in this growing hostile environment.
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