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Gujarat Riots Haunts PM Narendra Modi In Canada

Protestors shouted slogans and placard were displayed relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots, which took place when Narendra Modi was then Gujarat’s chief minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

More than 500-protestors against PM  were witnessed in the Vancouver on the third-leg of the Modi’s three-nation tour. People from different communities stand in front of ’s oldest gurudwara in Vancouver, and a temple protesting against PM  by raising issues ranging from secularism to 2002 Gujarat riots.

Amid heavy security deployment, protestors shout slogans and placard were displayed relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots, which took place when PM  was Gujarat’s chief minister. Some of the protesters were also objecting to the presence of Canadian PM Stephen Harper for a new anti-terror law that gives sweeping powers to the police and security agencies.

In his visit to , Modi also remembered the 1914 Komagata Maru incident when  did not let in hundreds of Sikhs. Addressing devotees at Khalsa Diwan gurudwara,  said, “The Sikh community has worked hard and has earned the respect of the people of  is respected in  and this is due to your efforts. Wherever we are, let us do things that bring pride to our nation.”

“This is a very significant visit. Modi is the third Indian prime minister to come here,  after  in 1949 and  in 1973,” Khalsa Diwan society president Sohan Singh Deo said. Later, the gurdwara committee gifted Sikh ceremonial swords to  and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

As Vancouver being his final destination in the three-nation tour of  and  heads for  after signing many agreements with the visited countries. “I leave  with immense satisfaction. This visit will further enhance  ties. A big thanks to the people of ,” Prime Minister  tweeted before the Air  flight took-off from the soil of .

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