Not Trying to Provoke India’: Canada PM Trudeau Wants Delhi to Address Issue of Khalistan Terrorist’s Killing
Canada isn’t attempting to incite India by recommending its representatives were connected to the homicide of a Sikh Khalistani fear monger however Ottawa believes New Delhi should resolve the issue appropriately, Head of the state Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.
“The government of India needs to take this matter with the utmost seriousness. We are doing that, we are not looking to provoke or escalate,” the Canadian prime minister told reporters, a Reuters report mentioned.
PM Justin Trudeau’s Claims
on Monday, made allegations regarding the Indian government’s hand being behind the June 2023 killing of the Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar. He was shot outside a Gurudwara in Surrey, British Columbia on June 18.
India Reacts to Canadian Prime minister Allegations
India rejected allegations by Canada calling them “motivated” and “absurd”.
We have seen and dismissed the articulation of the Canadian State head in their Parliament, as likewise the explanation by their Unfamiliar Priest. Charges of the Public authority of India’s association in any demonstration of viciousness in Canada are crazy and persuaded. Comparable charges were made by the Canadian State leader to our State head, and were totally dismissed,” the outside undertakings service said in an official statement.
Canada Expels Indian Diplomat
Canada further removed a senior Indian representative hours after Trudeau made the charges. Canadian unfamiliar priest Melanie Joly told Canadian news sources that her administration has removed a senior Indian representative over the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
India Expels Canadian Diplomat
In a retaliatory move, India on Tuesday expelled a senior Canadian diplomat following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments and Indian diplomat being removed from Canada. In a video, the Canadian High Commissioner was seen storming out of the Ministry of External Affairs Headquarters.