LoC Protocol Violations By Pak Disgusting: Canadian Minister

LoC Protocol Violations By Pak Disgusting: Canadian Minister

11 January 2013
The Indian Express
Navjeevan Gopal

Amritsar: Terming the situation in Kashmir as “very sensitive” and condemning reported violations of protocol along Line of Control where two Indian soldiers were brutally killed by their Pakistani counterparts, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney Friday said that Canada hoped that Pakistan would leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of the incident and make the findings public. “If the reports (of Pakistani soldiers killing Indian soldiers after violating LoC protocol) are accurate, it is absolutely disgusting. Situation in Kashmir is very sensitive and any provocative gesture is very unfortunate,” Kenney told reporters in Amritsar. “Canada hopes that Pakistan leaves no stone unturned to probe the reported killing of two Indian soldiers and make the findings public,” Kenney said. The Candian minister was in Amritsar to speak on enhanced acceptance rate of temporary and students visas to Canada for Punjab residents. On a query about demand of Khalistan being raised by sections of Punjabis residing in Canada, Kenney said “holding a political view is not a crime in Canada”. “Promoting hatred is a crime in Canada. And in case we are informed about any terrorism past of any person in Canada, we will revoke (that person’s) citizenship,” Kenney said, adding that so far Indian government had not given any details of any terrorism past of any person from India living in Canada. Earlier, speaking about the enhanced acceptance rate of visa applications, Kenney was all praise for the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, which he said, had crackdown on unscrupulous travel agents. Kenney said that due to the crackdown , the acceptance rate for visa applications from Punjab had gone up.