Canadian Sikh group alleges censorship after Indian government asks Twitter to delete its post

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Article content continuedIndia says the highly contentious raid was launched to dislodge Khalistani militants who had barricaded themselves inside the complex, and that about 600 people were killed.Sikhs say the toll was much higher, and the WSO tweet in June mentions nothing about the militants, asserting only that the assault killed “thousands of innocent Sikhs” gathered for a religious celebration. Sikh activists also insist the raid was meant more as an attack on their faith then an operation to flush out guerillas.The assault was followed by Prime Minister Indira Ghandi’s assassination at the hands of two of her Sikh bodyguards. The bloodshed then worsened, as rampaging Hindu Indians, encouraged by some leaders of the ruling Congress Party, murdered thousands of innocent Sikhs in New Delhi and elsewhere.This is not going to work here in Canada. We are protected by freedom of speechThe historical debate doesn’t end there. Many Sikhs term the massacre a genocide, but Indian authorities, and some independent experts on the phenomenon, say those undeniably horrible events don’t meet the definition.In 1985, Sikh terrorists blew up an Air India flight carrying hundreds of Canadians, this country’s worst terrorist incident.The specific tweet …

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