CanadaIn June, B.C. Sikh leader killed in, Prime MinisterTrudeausays, points to “credible allegations”IndiaCanada has expelled Indian diplomats involved in the case because of government agents.
Bloomberg News reported that Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey on June 19, angering Christian separatists who claim the Indian government is behind Zainil’s death. Relations between separatist advocates and the Indian government have become tight.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Parliament on the 18th that over the past few weeks, Canadian intelligence agencies have been actively exploring links between India and the murder of Canadian citizen Nizar to prove credible allegations, And the Canadian government will take all necessary measures. Bring the murderer to justice.”
Trudeau also made clear that “the killing of Canadian citizens by any foreign government on Canadian soil is a violation of our country’s sovereignty and is absolutely unacceptable.”
Additionally, Trudeau revealed that he had expressed concerns “personally and directly” to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi last week.
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said that she has expelled the head of India’s intelligence agency in Canada.
The Indian High Commission in Ottawa, which is equivalent to an embassy, has not yet commented on the allegations.
Trudeau’s speech also highlighted the deterioration in Canada-India relations. Canada had last week postponed its trade mission scheduled for India in October.
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