Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Racist facebook comments on #Canada's Indian origin Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan

Canadian military is investigating one of its members from Quebec after “inappropriate comments” were posted on Facebook about Harjit Sajjan, the new minister of Canada.

The military declined to identify the soldier or precisely what was written, but a source said the non- commissioned member from Quebec, made an "inappropriate statement" on Facebook about India-born Mr Sajjan's "ethnic background", The Globe and Mail reported.The offensive post, which was written in French, was quickly removed.

There is a large Indian diaspora of 1.2 million people in Canada- every 30th Canadian is of Indian origin. Four Indo-Canadians have been inducted in his Cabinet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.New Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is a decorated military veteran who served three tours of duty for the Forces in Afghanistan, and one in Bosnia, and worked as a detective in the Vancouver Police Service.