Trudeau stated in Parliament that the Canadian intelligence services have “credible accusations about a possible link between agents of the Government of India and the murder of a Canadian citizen”
India expels a top Canadian diplomat in response to allegations by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Indian officials could be behind the murder of Canadian citizen and Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who died after being shot in June this year. . Nijjar was a strong supporter of the independence of the Sikh region of Khalistan. An independence movement banned in India.
On Monday afternoon, Trudeau stated in Parliament that Canadian intelligence services have “credible allegations regarding a possible link between agents of the Government of India and the murder of a Canadian citizen.”
The prime minister said he had conveyed his “deep concern” to Indian officials during the recent G20 meeting in New Delhi. During the Forum, Indian Prime Minister Modi in turn accused Canada of not doing enough to combat “anti-India activities of extremist elements.”
Nijjar belonged to an independence group called the Khalistan Tiger Force, which seeks independence from the Sikh empire in the region and has planned attacks in the province of Punjab. The activist was shot outside a Sikh temple in Surrey, British Columbia, on June 18 of this year.
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