of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a big statement about Khalistan supporter Hardeep Singh Nijhar. Speaking in the Canadian Parliament, Trudeau has accused the Indian government of killing Sikh leader Nijhar. He said that the country’s security agencies are investigating the relationship between the Indian government and the murder of Khalistani Hardeep Singh Nijhar.
Trudeau told the Canadian Parliament on Monday that Indian government agents killed Sikh community leader Hardeep Singh Nijhar in British Columbia, Canada in June. Trudeau also said that he raised the issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G-20 meeting held in India on September 9-10. He said that they are making such allegations on the basis of the intelligence received by the Canadian government.
According to the news, Trudeau told the parliamentarians that the involvement of any foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is a violation of our country’s sovereignty. He said that he will put pressure on the Indian government to cooperate in the investigation of this matter.
Prime Minister Trudeau said that there is anger among the large population of Sikhs of Indian origin living in Canada due to this case. Many Sikhs fear for their safety. The country has 14 to 18 lakh citizens of Indian origin, most of whom are Sikhs. Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada’s opposition New Democratic Party, is also from the Sikh community.
Indian diplomat ‘deported’
Along with this, Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Jolly said that the Canadian government has ‘deported’ an Indian diplomat. He was the head of the Indian intelligence agency in Canada. However, Jolly has not given any information about this diplomat. On the other hand, the Government of India has also issued an order to expel Canada’s senior diplomat in India by summoning the High Commission of Canada. The Indian government has given 5 days time to the senior diplomat to leave the country.
An attack on Canada’s independence: Jagmeet Singh
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada’s opposition party New Democratic Party, speaking on the revelation about India’s involvement in the murder of Bhai Hardeep Singh Nijhar, has described it as an attack on the freedom of Canada. He has said that we are with the people living in Canada and the victim’s family.
Jagmeet said that the Indian government is very oppressive and they never thought that they could become a threat to us by coming to Canada. They declared that they will not back down until justice is done in this matter.
Public inquiry into Indian interference in Canada “Hurry up – B.C. Sikh Gurdwara Council
B.C. The Sikh Gurdwara Council has issued a press statement in this matter and has demanded action from the Canadian government for India’s role in the political murder of Bhai Hardeep Singh Nijhar.
B.C. Sikh Gurdwara Council spokesperson Mohinder Singh said at a press conference, “Actually if Canada is declaring that India is a real actor in this case, I think that’s the first step towards justice by admitting it, but Until we actually see people behind bars … I think it’s going to be kind of doubtful that anything is actually going to happen.” He also said that a public inquiry into Indian interference in Canada “needs to happen immediately.”
The Government of India dismissed the charges against the Canadian PM
India has rejected Canada’s allegations that Indian agents were involved in the case of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijhar. In a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, we have seen the statement made by the Prime Minister of Canada in his Parliament and we reject this absurd allegation. We are a democratic polity and have a strong commitment to the rule of law.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs said such baseless allegations attempt to divert attention from Khalistani terrorists and extremists who have been sheltered in Canada and pose a threat to India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The inaction of the Canadian government on this issue has been a long-standing and ongoing concern.
The open expression of sympathy for such elements by Canadian political figures remains a matter of deep concern. Canada’s lack of focus on illegal activities, including murder, human trafficking and organized crime, is nothing new.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that we reject any attempt to link the Government of India with such developments. We request the Government of Canada to take immediate and effective legal action against all anti-India elements operating from its soil.
The accusation is likely to worsen relations between the two countries
Relations between Canada and India are already strained. With this accusation of the Canadian PM, the relationship between the two countries is likely to deteriorate. Earlier this month, Canada suspended talks on a trade deal with India. Also, during the G-20, PM Modi refused to hold bilateral talks with Justin Trudeau.
What happened to Hardeep Singh Nijhar?
Let us tell you that 45-year-old Hardeep Singh Nijhar, president of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, was shot dead outside a Gurdwara in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, on the evening of June 18. Nijhar supports a Sikh homeland in the form of an independent Khalistani state and was designated a “terrorist” by India in July 2020. The Government of India had placed a reward of 10 lakhs on Nijhar’s head. Nijhar’s name was also included in the list of 40 people released by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) recently. The NIA filed a charge sheet against Nijhar and declared him a fugitive