Central government retaliates by expelling senior Indian diplomat after Trudeau's allegations against India that they have a hand in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Making these allegations, Canada has expelled an Indian diplomat.
New Delhi: Central government retaliates by expelling senior Indian diplomat after Trudeau’s allegations against India that they have a hand in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Making these allegations, Canada has expelled an Indian diplomat.
So in a retaliation, India called Canadian High Commissioner Cameron McKay to the Foreign Ministry headquarters in South Block, New Delhi and asked him to leave the country within 5 days. Earlier, the Indian government ‘completely rejected’ the Canadian PM’s allegations and said that its political figures openly expressing sympathy towards ‘such elements’ remains a matter of deep concern.
The Ministry of External Affairs said, “The decision to expel the Canadian diplomat reflects India’s growing concerns over interference by Canadian diplomats in our internal affairs.”
Hardeep Singh Nijjar (45), chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and India’s most wanted terrorist, was shot dead by two unidentified assailants outside a Gurudwara in Surrey, British Columbia province of western Canada on June 18. “Canadian security agencies are actively investigating serious allegations of involvement of an Indian government agent in the murder of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Trudeau said in his address to the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament on Monday. .”
Responding to Trudeau’s allegations, India on Tuesday termed them as ‘absurd’ and ‘baseless’. The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi said in a statement, “Allegations of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and baseless. The Canadian Prime Minister had made similar allegations in his conversation with our Prime Minister, which were completely refuted.” was rejected.” Also, the Ministry of External Affairs said that India is a democratic country, which is committed to the rule of law.
Trudeau told MPs that any involvement by a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is “unacceptable and a violation of our sovereignty.” He said, “This is contrary to the fundamental rules that determine the conduct of a free, open and democratic society.” “As you would expect, we are working closely with our partners on this serious matter,” Trudeau said.
On the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, The Canadian Prime Minister said that he had flags this issue during a bilateral talk with Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month. Trudeau urged the Indian government to “cooperate with Canada in getting to the bottom of this matter.”