A M A C D O N A L D - L A U R I E R I N S T I T U T E P U B L I C A T I O N
9 September 2020
In the political row last year over the language to define the problem, was hidden another first: It is the first time that the issue of an independent Khalistan had been elevated to among the top five national security issues for Canadians. [...] In “Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan” veteran journalist Terry Milewski re- veals the concept of Khalistan as a project of Pakistan, designed to subvert the national security of both Canada and India. [...] The Milewski report should be essential reading for any who wish to under- stand Pakistan’s influence in guiding the Khalistan proposition, its perversion of the Sikh faith, and its ongoing campaign of extremism and terrorism in two of the world’s important democracies. [...] The police, hiding behind farm buildings, had the advantage of cover as the six men scrambled from the cars and into the fields, firing wildly. [...] 14 KHALISTAN: A PROJECT OF PAKISTAN Ask the voters Already in decline at the end of the 20th century, the separatists’ critique of Indian perfidy suffered further erosion during the early years of the 21st cen- tury, thanks to the long career of Manmohan Singh, a Sikh economist who was born in what is now the Pakistani part of Punjab and, as a teenager, was forced by partition to migrate to India.