India has expelled a Canadian diplomat amid an escalating row over the killing of Sikh chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
The Indian authorities additionally dismissed allegations that it was linked to the killing of the activist in Canada as “absurd”.
It comes after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned there have been “credible allegations” that the Indian authorities was behind the assassination of Mr Nijjar earlier this yr.
The Canadian citizen was shot useless exterior a Sikh temple in Surrey, British Columbia, on 18 June.
He had been a outstanding supporter of the Khalistani separatist motion, which desires to determine an impartial homeland for Sikhs in India, the place they’re a minority.
Mr Nijjar was organising an unofficial referendum in India for an impartial Sikh nation on the time of this demise
Alongside, Mr Trudeau’s feedback, Canada’s overseas ministry introduced it had expelled a high Indian diplomat.
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