Canadian High Commissioner Cameron MacKayove summoned over Khalistan rally

The Indian government on Monday summoned Canadian High Commissioner Cameron MacKayove over a rally planned by Khalistan supporters in Toronto on July 8.

A “freedom rally” has been called in Canada by pro-Khalistan supporters. The posters for the “freedom rally” carry threats to India’s envoy in Ottawa and Consul General in Toronto.

Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to the safety of Indian diplomats in the country following the circulation of the posters. The Canadian government has called the posters “unacceptable” and has vowed to take action to protect Indian diplomats.

“Canada takes its obligations under the Vienna Conventions regarding the safety of diplomats very seriously,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said today.

“Canada remains in close contact with Indian officials in light of some of the promotional material circulating online regarding a protest planned for July 8, which are unacceptable.”