Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday condemned the racial slur against India-born Sikh Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan in the Canadian parliament.
“Every Indian, especially every Sikh, feels hurt over the racial slur against Sajjan, whose contribution to the Canadian nation remains unparalleled,” Amarinder said in a statement here.
He dubbed the remarks made by Canadian opposition MP Jason Kenney as racial and outrageous, saying Kenney must apologise, and in case he didn’t, he must be reprimanded in accordance with the Canadian legislative business procedures.
The state Congress president said Sajjan was a decorated soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Bosnia. “It was only because Sajjan was from a different race and ethnicity that the opposition Conservative lawmaker made an outrageously racial remark against him, which must be condemned,” he added.