Canada Expels Indian Diplomat: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has alleged that the Indian government has links with the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. After this, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly expelled an Indian diplomat on Monday (September 18). According to AP report, earlier Canadian PM Justin Trudeau had said that the country’s security agencies are investigating the connection between the Indian government and the killing of the Khalistani terrorist.
After Justin Trudeau’s statement, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said that the Indian intelligence chief in Canada has been expelled. Jolie said, "If this (relationship) proves to be true then it will be a major violation of our sovereignty and the most basic rule of how countries should deal with each other."
Justin Trudeau spoke to President Biden
Jolie said as quoted by AP, "We have expelled a top Indian diplomat." He also said that Justin Trudeau had raised this matter with US President Joe Biden. Let us tell you that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, while speaking in the House of Commons in Ottawa, said that he had also raised this (Khalistani’s death) issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the G20 summit."text-align: justify;">The Canadian Foreign Minister said that Canadian security agencies are actively investigating allegations of a possible connection between an Indian government agent and the murder of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar. They said, "I strongly urge the Government of India to cooperate with Canada to get to the bottom of this matter."
‘People of the Indo-Canadian community are scared’
PM Justin Trudeau said he knows some members of the Indo-Canadian community feel angry or scared. He appealed to such people to remain calm. Meanwhile, Security Minister Dominic LeBlanc said that Canada’s National Security Advisor and the head of the Canadian Spy Service have visited India to meet their counterparts and face the allegations of Indian intelligence agencies."text-align: justify;">Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press conference during the G20 summit held on September 10 in Delhi that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had discussed Khalistani militancy and foreign interference during his meeting on the sidelines of the summit.
Khalistani Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s case
Most wanted Khalistani Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed in firing on June 18 this year. Nijjar was shot dead outside a Gurudwara in Surrey, Canada.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh on Nijjar after he was accused of conspiring to murder a Hindu priest in Jalandhar, Punjab in 2022. The conspiracy to murder the priest was hatched by Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF). Nijjar, who lives in Canada, was the chief of KTF.
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