NEWS
Canada: Sikh editor attacked by gunmen
29 Oct 2009
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Jagdish Grewal, founder and editor and editor of Brampton (Canada)-based newspaper “Punjabi Post” was attacked by three masked men armed with a baton and a gun outside the newspaper’s offices, on 23 October.

Mr. Grewal, who also hosts a daily Punjabi radio show, said it is highly probable that the attack was fuelled by his political views. He does not support the Khalistan movement — a separatist movement aimed at creating a Sikh homeland within India’s northern state of Punjab — and has received threats related to this and other political positions in the past.

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