Indian PM asks Canada to monitor Khalistan activists


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Washington: Two months before the 25th anniversary of the mid-air bombing of Air-India flight Kanishka, India has asked Canada to monitor the escalating activities of Sikh separatists in that country when Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper.

In his 30-minute meeting with Harper on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit at Walter E. Washington Convention Centre Monday evening, Manmohan Singh conveyed his concerns over the surge in activities of Sikh separatists in Canada.

Manmohan Singh conveyed India's continuing concerns over the activities of terrorist organisations in that country, Vishnu Prakash, the spokesperson of External Affairs Ministry, told journalists here after the talks.

Manmohan Singh hoped that the activities of these organisations will be monitored and curbed, said Prakash.

India has noticed a resurgence of pro-Khalistan elements in Canada recently and has alerted the Canadian authorities about it many a time.