Saturday, October 31, 2020
Home Uncategorized Canada's Sikh defense minister faces racial abuse from a soldier

Canada’s Sikh defense minister faces racial abuse from a soldier

Toronto: Canada’s newly appointed Sikh Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan has become the target of racist attacks by someone in his own armed forces.

Reports said that a non-commissioned officer from the Canadian Forces Base at Valcartier near Quebec City targeted Sajjan in a racist comment on social media on November 5, just a day after Sajjan was sworn in as defense minister. The comment was later removed.

The Globe quoted an armed forces spokesperson as saying that bullies have no place in the army.

“Racist attitudes are not compatible with military ethos and with effective military service. Any conduct that reflects such attitudes will not be tolerated.

“The institution is entirely committed to the principle of equality of all people and the dignity and worth of every human being”, it said, and noted that “bullies have no place in the organization”.

The Toronto Star reported that the military’s Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West sent an email to his troops on November 5, saying: “We have had an incident in which a high-ranking member of the military posted negative comments on a Facebook page about our minister.

“It’s totally unacceptable. We already deal with conduct problems on a daily basis in our ranks and it’s our duty, and that of our leaders, to put an end to it immediately. I was made aware of this incident and to say that I am mad is not the word.”

As per military rules, the offending officer can be relieved from the armed forces, suspended, put on probationary period or sent for counseling.

(IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,778FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Hospital Floors Being Main Place of Bacteria Accumulation

The floors of hospital rooms are quickly and frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria within hours of patient admission, creating a route of transfer of...

Indian Travelers to Focus More on Value For Money

The global pandemic put an immediate halt on travel, and while restrictions have started to ease in many parts of the world, the financial...

Peaceful Places for Remote Working During Pandemic

As remote working becomes an increasingly viable option for more people, with location independence becoming the new norm, these seven phenomenal locations fuel fantasies...

Ashtottaram‌ ‌22‌: OṀ ṚISHIBHŨMYAI NAMAH

Ashtottaram 22 22) OṀ ṚISHIBHŨMYAI NAMAH:                       OṀ (AUM)-ṚI-SHI- BHOO-MYAI--NA-MA-HA                                                 ॐ ऋषिभूम्यै नमः       (Ṛishi: A person of wisdom) Rishi is a word used in many Hindu scriptures. A simple translation of...

Menstrual Dysfunction Prevalent in Young Athletes

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that menstrual dysfunction is more prevalent in young athletes than among non-athletes of a similar age. The study,...

Spinning Keeps You Energized and Your Mind Focused

One of the most popular cardio work-outs in North America, Latin America, Europe, and other parts of Asia, and a current global phenomenon, rhythm-based...

Change in Indian Healthcare Industry is Need of the Hour

With all the chaos created due to the pandemic, a change in the Indian healthcare industry is the need of the hour, feels Anita...

Food Habits to Follow if You Have Arthritis

Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects joint and bone pain. It could be a problem or a matter of concern, If not taken...

Recent Comments