Earlier, a protest was carried out by NRIs settled in Canada against Maluka when he went to Canada in February, 2016 ahead of the Punjab assembly polls
The Hush Post: Former Shiromani Akali Dal minister Sikander Singh Maluka faced a protest in Melbourne during a tournament of Kabaddi. Protesters hurled shoes at him amid slogans of “Maluka Murdabad.” Some of those protesting, claimed that Akalis were responsible for blasphemy and that this action was completely justified against the former minister.
According to News 18, when people started hurling shoes at Malooka, those present at the stage started hurling them back at the crowd.
However, Maluka denied that a shoe was hurled at me, there was some sloganeering, but it had no political motive, rather two kabaddi clubs of Melbourne had some tussle with each other and hence persons from other club came to spoil the atmosphere.
A kabaddi event was organised by Kings International Club in Melbourne where Maluka was the chief guest. Malooka had gone to Melbourne on behalf of Punjab Kabaddi Association(PKA) since he happens to be the PKA president. Another Akali leader Tejinder Singh Midhukhera, who is the vice-president, was accompanying him.
Information revealed that a match between the club teams from India and Pakistan was going on and Malooka sat on the stage. That is when about seven youngsters who were part of the spectators started raising slogans against Maluka and threw shoes at him.
Sources revealed that a few empty bottles, plastic chairs too were tossed up. However, Maluka and Midhukhera remained safe as the stage was at fair distance away from the place of protest.
Earlier, a protest was carried out by NRIs settled in Canada against Maluka when he went to Canada in February, 2016 ahead of the Punjab assembly polls.