Source: The Province
An Indian diplomat says he's outraged that a parade celebrating Sikhism also appeared to honour militants, including an alleged Air India bomber, who died fighting for a separate Sikh state in Punjab.
India's consul in Vancouver, Ashok Kumar, said it's unacceptable the annual Vaisakhi parade in Surrey featured portraits of so-called martyrs.
Kumar told CBC's The National the Indian government finds any endorsement of terrorism unacceptable.
The Vaisakhi festival and parade on April 7 attracted thousands of people, including prominent B.C. and federal politicians.
Organizers of the event wore jackets with the word Khalistan -- the name of the independent Sikh state separatists want in Punjab.