Toronto (Canada), Apr.24 (ANI): The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is reportedly investigating ‘very serious’ threats against Indo-Canadian leader Ujjal Dosanjh.
According to a Globe and Mail report, British Columbian parliamentarian Dosanjh has been described as a `Sikh Traitor’ on a Facebook page.
The paper reports that Inspector Paul Richards, of the Integrated National Security Enforcement, is leading the probe into the alleged threat.
Several of the entries have been removed from the site but at least one posting on Friday morning urged the assassination of the Indo-Canadian politician.
“It”d be much more appropriate to pierce him with bullets, not compassion,” the posting said.
The site also descends into much name-calling and ugly comments in general.
Dosanjh has been an outspoken critic of Sikh extremism, and most recently sounded the alarm that extremism might be on the rise in Canada after he was the target of veiled threats on a Punjabi-language radio show.
The one-time British Columbia premier has received threats in the past and was severely beaten in 1985 for his condemnation of Sikh violence in the Punjab during the Khalistan separatist movement.
The federal Liberal caucus issued a statement Friday morning condemning the threats. (ANI)