Canada: India on Tuesday expelled a Canadian diplomat, mirroring what Canada did on Monday, amid rising hostilities between India and Canada over the June homicide of Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The nation had expelled an Indian diplomat as a part of its investigation into India’s “possible link to the murder of a Sikh activist.”
India Expels Canadian Diplomat Amid Accusations and Denials
India on Tuesday expelled a Canadian diplomat within the wake of accusations and denials made by Canada. Cameron MacKay, the Canadian High Commissioner to India, arrived on the MEA’s South Block, New Delhi, headquarters. The central authorities denied on Tuesday that India was concerned within the homicide of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, as claimed by the Canadian authorities. The authorities referred to Canada’s accusations as “absurd and motivated” and asserted that India is firmly dedicated to upholding the rule of regulation. “We have seen and reject the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as also the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated,” a assertion issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) acknowledged.
India Criticizes Canadian Leaders for Public Support Amid Escalating Diplomatic Dispute
India additionally criticised Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, and different political individuals, stating that it was “deeply concerning” that that they had publicly proven assist for such people. The dying of Nijjar, a Canadian citizen, by two unidentified assailants outdoors a gurdwara in Surrey on June 18 this yr, was investigated by the Canadian safety authorities, in line with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier on Tuesday. Additionally, Trudeau claimed that on the G20 Summit, he had mentioned the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the central authorities mentioned, “Similar allegations were made by the Canadian Prime Minister to our Prime Minister, and were completely rejected.” The MEA assertion additional mentioned, “We are a democratic polity with a strong commitment to rule of law.” These “unsubstantiated allegations seek to divert attention from Khalistani terrorists and extremists, who have been given shelter in Canada and continue to threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” India additional alleged. The federal authorities claimed that it has been a “long-standing and continuing concern” that Canada had accomplished little to cease the Khalistani terrorists.
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