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Racist posters against Sikhs in University of Canada, WSO condemns ‘hate act’

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Racist xenophobic posters targeting Sikhs have appeared in one of Canada’s largest research-intensive universities. The World Sikh Organisation of Canada condemned the racist posters.

The World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada has condemned the racist posters against Sikhs in University of Canada. The posters are distributed by the group called “Immigration Watch Canada”. They have targeted the Sikhs at the University of Alberta, Canada’s largest research-intensive universities. 

The poster had a picture of a Sikh man with a turban, with objectionable titles. It also stated that if you are so obsessed with your own culture go back to where you have come from.

Similar posters from this group, i.e. Immigration Watch Canada, previously appeared at York University in Toronto and in Brampton, Ontario in 2014. Indian students living there are outraged over the same and say they have no hand in any wrongdoing.

Tejinder Singh Sidhu, Vice-President of WSO had some discussions with members of University of Alberta. They had some investigation and then the posters are being removed by campus security. They also state that the racist posters don’t reveal their inclusiveness, as Canada is renowned for the University of Alberta and the larger Edmonton community stand.

According to WSO president Mukhbir Singh, Sikhs are the integral part of Canada. They serve the armed forces, federal cabinet and many other capacities in Canada. They are proud to be turbaned Sikhs to condemn racism. "This is shameful that people in Canada are doing this," said Yadvinder Bhardwaj, president of the Indian Students Association at the University of Alberta, which represents over 2,500 Indian students.

David Turpin, president of the University of Alberta, said all of the posters that were brought to their attention have been taken down and any new posters will be removed.

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