Delhi: Aam Aadmy Party (AAP) today asked the Narendra Modi government why it remained silent when they passed Sikh Genocide resolution in Delhi. It has also questioned the silence of the Akalis.
The Indian government’s objection on the Ontario government’s Genocide resolution has kicked up a major controversy on this emotive issue again.
The AAP was responding to clarifications of Union Food Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal that her party had fought for ensuring justice for genocide victims. The SAD-BJP government had already termed the killings as genocide but the Ontario resolution was condemnable as it made critical references to India, she had said.
While Defence Minister Arun Jaitely has reportedly expressed his displeasure to the visiting Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan in a meeting yesterday by terming the resolution as a misguided approach on the Sikh Killings, the AAP questioned the motive of the NDA government in doing so.
Jarnail Singh, senior AAP leader and a victim of genocide, said it was strange that the same government had not opposed a similar resolution passed by the Delhi government, “I had moved the resolution in July 2015. It said the House strongly condemns the Sikh genocide in 1984. Instead of bringing the perpetrators to justice, the government is calling the resolution by Ontario assembly misguided. The same government had not opposed the Delhi resolution,” he said.