New Delhi-India has suspended visa companies for Canadians “till further notice” amid a large worldwide row over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s declare that his authorities has intelligence linking New Delhi within the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
A discover by BLS International – an internet visa software centre stated, “Important notice from Indian Mission: Due to operational reasons, with effect from 21 September 2023, Indian visa services have been suspended till further notice. Please keep checking the BLS website for further updates:
BLS India Visa Application Centre.”
The replace on Thursday got here after a Punjab-origin NIA-wanted gangster Sukha Duneke was additionally shot useless in Canada’s Winnipeg in an inter-gang rivalry.
Sukhdool Singh, alias Duneke, was a part of Khalistan motion in Canada. Duneke, an affiliate of the Devinder Bambiha Gang in Punjab, escaped to Canada in 2017 on solid paperwork.
On Wednesday, his title figured among the many listing of 43 gangsters launched by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which sought details about his unlawful properties.
His homicide on Wednesday evening is much like the killing of terrorist Nijjar in inter-gang warfare in Surrey in June.
On Tuesday, diplomatic relations between India and Canada nosedived over the killing of Nijjar. The similar day India expelled a senior Canadian diplomat based mostly right here in a tit for tat transfer giving an identical reply to Canada.
The High Commissioner of Canada to India (Cameron Mackay) acquired summons on Tuesday throughout which New Delhi conveyed its determination to expel a senior Canadian diplomat at present stationed within the nation.
The involved diplomat has been formally instructed to depart from India inside the subsequent 5 days, an announcement issued by the MEA stated.
“The decision reflects the Government of India’s growing concern at the interference of Canadian diplomats in our internal matters and their involvement in anti-India activities, ” the assertion stated.
The determination got here after Canada had earlier expelled a excessive rating Indian diplomat.
These developments have occurred after Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday in an emergency assertion in Parliament accused the Government of India of involvement within the deadly capturing of Nijjar.
India has rejected claims by the Canadian authorities that it had an involvement within the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
India has dubbed the costs as “absurd and motivated”.