Hardeep Singh Nijjar: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has alleged India’s involvement in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. On which America has also expressed concern. The White House on Tuesday said the US is extremely concerned over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations of the involvement of Indian government agents in the killing of a Khalistani leader. Let us tell you that India has already rejected this statement of the Canadian PM.
As per Hindustan Times report, White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement, "We are deeply concerned by Prime Minister Trudeau’s allegations today that Indian government agents were involved in the assassination of a Khalistani leader." They said, "We remain in regular contact with our Canadian partners. It is important that Canada’s investigation moves forward and the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
A top diplomat of India expelled
After Justin Trudeau’s claim in the Canadian Parliament, the country’s Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie announced the expulsion of a top Indian diplomat. Jolie also said that ‘if all this proves to be true then it will be a major violation of our sovereignty and the basic rules of dealing with each other. That’s why we have expelled a top Indian diplomat.’
India’s Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement
India’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Justin Trudeau had made similar allegations in his meeting with PM Modi on September 10, which were immediately rejected. The Ministry of External Affairs further said in its statement, “Such baseless allegations seek to divert attention from Khalistani terrorists and extremists, who have been provided sanctuary in Canada, as well as those who threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Remain a threat."
It is noteworthy that Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead on June 18 in the parking lot of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey city of British Columbia. He was a Canadian citizen. Also, he was declared a terrorist by the Government of India for his involvement in pro-Khalistan activities.
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