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Vancouver City Council Must Retract Its Recent Apology for the Komagata Maru Incident

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Vancouver City Council Must Retract Its Recent Apology for the Komagata Maru Incident

Dan Murray, Immigration Watch Canada – June 15, 2020 http://immigrationwatchcanada.org/2020/06/15/15176/

The Covid19 crisis has produced one major benefit for Canada: It has spared us from celebrating “Sikh Heritage Month” in April. In an act of extreme degradation, Parliament passed that law over a year ago. Last week, Vancouver City Council added to Canadian political foolishness by trying to “curry” favour with the Sikhs: It apologized to the Sikhs for the Komagata Maru incident. Like most politicians, Vancouver City Councillors are poorly informed about the Komagata Maru incident and almost all immigration-related incidents.

Here is some factual background on that incident for the enlightenment of Vancouver City Council and all of Canada’s politicians.

The Komagata Maru incident was preceded by the Panama Maru incident of late 1913. The Panama Maru incident helps to explain much of what happened in the Komagata Maru incident of 1914.

On October 17, 1913, the Japanese-registered ship called the Panama Maru docked In Vancouver with 56 Sikh East Indians aboard. Canada accepted East Indians who had previously been accepted and had lived in Canada. However, most of the passengers on the Panama Maru had not lived in Canada previously, but claimed that they had. They produced fraudulent money order receipts, time cards, etc. to “substantiate” their claims. Immigration authorities allowed 17 (those physically recognized to have been in Canada before) to land, but they detained 39 of the 56.

A Board of Inquiry looked into the case and ordered the 39 to be deported, but litigious East Indians in Canada determined to make the Panama Maru case a test case. Their lawyer, J. Edward Bird, appeared before Justice Dennis Murphy, but Murphy denied their claim. Bird then went to Chief Justice Gordon Hunter, notorious for appearing drunk in court. He was a clear embarrassment to the government. Hunter upheld the East Indian appeal on a technicality, so most of the 39 were released. The remaining 4, who had previously been ordered deported for medical reasons, escaped from detention and could not be found.

The Panama Maru incident was a big embarrassment to the federal government. It also showed both the federal and British Columbia governments that immigration fraud was continuing and that much stronger measures had to be taken. Immigration authorities became determined, if possible, to avoid the courts and the threat of escape from detention.

Gurdit Singh, the man who organized the Komagata Maru voyage, had enjoyed litigation success against Britain in Singapore and was confident that he could repeat the success in Canada. In fact, despite the warnings of British officials, he boasted to British authorities in Hong Kong (the port from which the Komagata Maru departed for Canada) that he would challenge the Canadian government in court and that after he had succeeded, he would bring up to 25,000 labourers from India to Canada. This was an economic threat to unemployed Canadians. In May of 1914, Canada was in the midst of a recession, with very high unemployment. It was also a cultural threat. In 1914, Vancouver, the port where the Sikhs would land, had a population of about 60,000+. An inflow of 25,000 Sikhs would have set off cultural alarms of being overwhelmed. Later in Japan, Singh added another threat. He said that if he did not get his way, 10,000 Indian troops (mostly Sikhs) would rebel against the British in India. At that time, the Sikhs did not appreciate colonization by Britain. Today, Canadians do not appreciate colonization by the Punjab. They also do not appreciate current immigration fraud.

As Gurdit Singh would quickly discover, 1914 was not a wise time to make immigration threats and to launch a test case for Sikh labourers.

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To compound the situation, the memory of extensive Chinese and Japanese immigration fraud over many years was still fresh in the minds of British Columbians. See this link:

To put the matter bluntly but truthfully, Vancouver City Council’s apology for the Komagata Maru incident is yet another example of how Canada’s politicians have once again descended into the most degrading acts of political sodomy and boot-licking.

Our disgraceful CBC and many of Canada’s politicians are proud to engage in such activity, but to differentiate itself from such degenerates and to demonstrate it has even a sliver of dignity, Vancouver City Council should immediately do the following:

(1) Retract Its Apology for the Komagata Maru incident

(2) Take measures to get the names of the Sikh criminals who are responsible for the Air India bombing and who remain protected by other Sikhs and unconvicted. That event was the largest mass murder (329 Canadians) in Canada’s history and, until resolved, it is the event that most Canadians will forever remember Sikhs for. It is almost certain that some Sikh MP’s, MLA’s and B.C. Municipal Councillors know the names of the Sikh murderers.

For more details on this issue, see http://immigrationwatchcanada.org/2019/02/22/%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bwhy-parliament-should-repeal-sikh-heritage-month/