Dr. A. Z. Hilali (IR Expert): The global electronic and print media is increasingly drawing attention to India's internal affairs. Their coverage highlights concerns about the unequal treatment of minorities in India, a departure from the principles enshrined in the Indian constitution. Even an American newspaper has remarked that India's secular character seems to be diminishing. International observers have noted that Indian authorities appear to lack empathy for minority communities. Under the Modi regime, there is a concerted effort to promote a more "Hindutva" identity, often involving the dismantling of infrastructure associated with minority groups. The situation in Kashmir is also gaining widespread international attention. In essence, this policy appears to subject minorities to segregation and discrimination, a stance that contravenes international legal standards. Furthermore, India is facing scrutiny regarding its involvement in the killing of a Sikh leader in Canada, with challenges in establishing its innocence.
Dr. Zafar Bangash (Analyst, Toronto): In Canada, there is a prevailing belief that India may be implicated in the reprehensible killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar. This suspicion has led to the expulsion of India's RAW agent, Pawan Kumar Rae, from Canada. The Canadian government has regarded this issue with utmost seriousness. Canada has also shared its concerns about this matter with its close allies, especially the "Five Eyes" partners, which include Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These Five Eyes member states are fully cooperating with Canada in addressing the situation. It is widely held in Canada that this matter cannot be left unresolved and must reach a logical conclusion.