Thu. Sep 28th, 2023


India on Tuesday rejected claims by the Canadian authorities that it had an involvement within the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Terming them as “absurd and motivated” the exterior affairs ministry in a press release mentioned, “We have seen and rejected the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as also the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of the Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated.”

“The Canadian Prime Minister made similar allegations to our Prime Minister, and were completely rejected, ” the assertion mentioned additional.

“We are a democratic polity with a strong commitment to the rule of law, ” the ministry mentioned additional.

“We urge the Government of Canada to take prompt and effective legal action against all anti-India elements operating from their soil, ” the strongly worded assertion added.

It went on so as to add, “The inaction of the Canadian Government on this matter has been a long-standing and continuing concern”.

India’s response got here after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an emergency assertion made in Parliament,
mentioned on Monday that Canadian safety companies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible hyperlink between Indian authorities brokers and the homicide of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia in June.

The startling accusation was adopted by the Canadian overseas minister Melanie Joly, who knowledgeable that that they had expelled a prime Indian diplomat over the incident.

She even mentioned that she has conveyed her considerations to overseas Minister S. Jaishankar over the event.

The Indian exterior affairs ministry additional mentioned, “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‚Äôs sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

The exterior affairs ministry assertion additional mentioned, “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 the Government of India to such developments”.

During his assembly with Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit earlier this month, PM Modi conveyed India’s robust considerations about persevering with anti-India actions by extremist parts in Canada.

PM Modi had advised his Canadian counterpart that these parts are selling secessionism and inciting violence towards Indian diplomats and damaging diplomatic premises in addition to threatening the Indian neighborhood there and likewise their locations of worship.

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