Sikhs For Justice

Sikhs For Justice

April 09, 2015 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Sikh Rights Group Seeks Prosecution of Indian PM Modi in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 9, 2015) -

Attention: City / Business / Politics

WHO: Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) a human rights advocacy group, endeavoring to achieve Sikhs' right to self-determination
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a human rights lawyer and legal advisor to SFJ
Jatinder Singh Grewal, SFJ, Director International Policy
WHAT: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Visit to Kanishka Memorial Site (Apr. 15)
WHERE: SoHo Hotel - Tribeca Room
318 Wellington Street West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, April 9th
10:30 a.m.
WHY: To challenge Indian Government's ongoing smear campaign to label Canadian Sikh nationalists as terrorists.

SFJ will share:

  • Legal action taken for indictment of Modi in Canada on the charges of gross human rights violations
  • Details about rallies to be held during Modi's visit to Canada

Prior to becoming Prime Minister, Modi was denied entry to Canada for the last 12 years on the basis of a provision in Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that bars entry of suspected human rights abusers. In 2002, Modi was chief minister of Gujarat during religious riots in which more than 1,000 people were killed, mostly Muslims.

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