Canadian court dismisses plea of two Sikh separatists challenging flying ban

Toronto: A Canadian court has dismissed an appeal filed by two Sikh separatists, Bhagat Singh Brar and Parwkar Singh Dulai, challenging their decision to include their names on the country’s no-fly list.

The court said there were “reasonable grounds” to suspect that they could be a threat to traffic, safety or air travel to carry out a terrorist act.

The Sikh separatists had filed a constitutional challenge to the decision to put their names on the no-fly list under Canada’s Safe Air Travel Act, but they lost the case.

They then moved the appellate court. The Canadian Press News Agency said in a report from Vancouver that the two were prevented from boarding a plane in Vancouver in 2018.