India could be behind killing of Canadian Sikh Hardeep Nijjar, says Trudeau
“Credible allegations of potential link”: Canadian PM Trudeau accuses India of being behind killing of Hardeep Nijjar.
Canada expels top Indian diplomat as it investigates whether the Indian government is linked to the assassination of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil.
“India rejects allegations by Canada,” MEA issues statement.
“We have seen and reject the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as also the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated…We are a democratic polity with a strong commitment to rule of law,” the statement says
MEA says, “…Such unsubstantiated allegations seek to shift the focus from Khalistani terrorists and extremists, who have been provided shelter in Canada and continue to threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The inaction of the Canadian Government on this matter has been a long-standing and continuing concern. That Canadian political figures have openly expressed sympathy for such elements remains a matter of deep concern. The space given in Canada to a range of illegal activities including murders, human trafficking and organised crime is not new. We reject any attempts to connect Government of India to such developments. We urge the Government of Canada to take prompt and effective legal action against all anti-India elements operating from their soil.”
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