Weeks earlier than Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made allegations towards India, saying that the nation had hyperlinks with the killing of Sikh separatist chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar, officers in Ottawa had sought help from its allies together with the US to publicly condemn the homicide, a Washington Publish report has revealed.
Nonetheless, these requests had been met with reluctance by the US.
The report says that throughout the weeks main as much as the G20 Summit in September that was held in India, the 5 Eyes nations — UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — held closed-door discussions over the alleged assassination of Nijjar, who’s a Canadian citizen.
The nations, nonetheless, selected to not make any public touch upon the matter throughout the summit.
On Monday, Trudeau mentioned that “agents of the Indian government” had been concerned within the killing of the separatist chief. Nijjar, 45, served because the chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Power (KTF) and was designated as certainly one of India’s most needed terrorists.
Nonetheless, New Delhi on Tuesday rejected Canada’s allegations of Indian brokers being concerned within the killing of pro-Khalistan chief
In a tit-for-tat transfer to the Trudeau administration expelling an Indian diplomat, New Delhi ordered a Canadian envoy, believed to be spying for the nation in India, to go away inside 5 days.
Whereas Trudeau emphasised that Canada was not trying to provoke or escalate the scenario, India has rejected its accusation as “absurd and motivated,” shifting the main target to Khalistani terrorists and extremists sheltered in Canada.
“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 the Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned in a press release.
With inputs from ANI