India, May 6 -- Pro-Khalistan elements in Canada took their anti-India provocation up a notch on Sunday as a float featuring an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in chains and in a cage was prominently displayed at a Khalsa Day parade in the Greater Toronto Area or GTA.

The Khalsa Day parade was held in Malton, a town in the GTA, and accompanied with participants holding Khalistan pennants, shouting separatist slogans.

The display was promoted by the secessionist group Sikhs for Justice or SFJ, which linked it to the comment by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday that Canada was "a rule-of-law country with a strong and independent justice system, as well as a fundamental commitment to protecting all its citizens."