The Indian government responded sharply to the “so-called Khalistan referendum” in Canada on Thursday, saying it was “deeply objectionable” that such a “politically motivated” activity could take place in a friendly nation.
Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said India has raised the matter with Canadian officials through diplomatic channels and will continue to press Canada for action.
According to Bagchi, the “so-called Khalistan referendum” was a “farcical exercise” following the violence in this regard.
According to Bagchi, the Canadian government has reiterated that it respects the sovereignty and integrity of India and won’t recognize the so-called referendum that has taken place there.
Despite Canada’s scant efforts to prevent Punjab becoming a separate country, India was angry with the Canadian government.