By Subodh Kumar: A video has emerged on social media showing a float depicting the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The float was reportedly part of a 5-km long parade taken out by Khalistani supporters in Canada’s Brampton.
Does it help Canada’s ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’? A float depicting murder of late Indian PM by her Sikh bodyguards being part of about 5 KM long parade in city of Brampton on June 4th. Jody Thomas may reflect on it! pic.twitter.com/rBFn7vMKyz
— Balraj Deol (@BalrajDeol4) June 6, 2023
India Today cannot confirm the veracity of the video.
The purported video is believed to be from a parade taken out in Brampton by Khalistan supporters on June 4, just days before the 39th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on June 6.
The video drew a sharp reaction from people on social media, who condemned the parade taken out by Khalistan supporters.
OPERATION BLUE STAR AND INDIRA GANDHI’S ASSASSINATION
Operation Blue Star refers to the Indian Army’s assault on the militants holed up inside the Golden Temple in Punjab’s Amritsar. Aiming to root out hundreds of Sikh militants led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the army laid siege to and entered the Golden Temple complex between June 3 and 6, 1984.
The military assault faced a lot of backlash and led to the subsequent assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.