You're not Indian? What are you then?
I’m Punjabi. I do not identify with a country whose government inflicted a genocide on my people, and who continuously denies that fact. I do not identify with a country whose pop culture uses my Sikh identity as a joke. I do not identify with a country that treats women, minorities, and underprivileged people like crap. I do not identify with a country that day in and day out ignore the sacrifices made by Punjabi freedom fighters against the British Raaj (the road to independence was NOT non-violent).
Moreover, while Canada is my homeland (on which I live as a settler in Unceded Coast Salish Territory), Punjab is my motherland. In 1947, Punjab was split in half between Pakistan and India, so why should I idenitify with a country that has only half of my motherland, be it India or Pakistan?
I’m a Punjabi-Canadian.