Sikh Canadians dismayed by extremism allegations following Justin Trudeau's India visit
Bal was born in 1985, the same year that Sikh militants bombed Air India Flight 182, killing all 329 on board. The country is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, which has connections to Hindu nationalists. “I almost feel like this obsession with Sikhs shows that India is almost threatened by Sikhs in the diaspora,” said Singh. Chantal Gagnon, a spokeswoman for Trudeau’s office, said the prime minister would never equate the Sikh community or any one community with extremism, but the government condemns all forms of terrorism. “The Sikh community is really taking stock,” he said.