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MEA denies ‘secret memo’ against Hardeep Nijjar, slams ‘fake narratives’ by Pakistan

Nijjar was killed by unidentified gunmen exterior a gurudwara within the Canadian metropolis of Vancouver final June Picture Courtesy X/@CitizenAnkit

The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) has denied studies that the Indian authorities issued a secret memo in opposition to Hardeep Singh Nijjar a few months earlier than the Khalistan supporter was killed by unknown gunmen in Canada.

“We strongly assert that such reports are fake and completely fabricated. There is no such memo. This is part of a sustained disinformation campaign against India. The outlet in question is known for propagating fake narratives peddled by Pakistani intelligence. The posts of the authors confirm this linkage,” the ministry mentioned in a press release on Sunday.

“Those who amplify such fake news only do so at the cost of their own credibility.”

A number of media studies had claimed that the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) had issued a secret memo in April 2023 directing Indian consulates in North America to provoke a crackdown in opposition to Khalistan supporters in Western nations.

The doc allegedly named quite a lot of Khalistan supporters together with Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a citizen of Canada.

Reportedly titled “Action Points on Khalistan Extremism”, the doc names varied Khalistani teams that it accuses of spreading “anti-India propaganda” and committing “arson and vandalism” in opposition to Indian pursuits in North America.

The memo allegedly directed consular workers to work with Indian intelligence businesses and implied that banned Khalistani terrorist group Babbar Khalsa Worldwide is linked to Nijjar and quite a lot of different “suspects”.

Nijjar was killed by unidentified gunmen exterior a gurudwara within the Canadian metropolis of Vancouver final June. The incident sparked a diplomatic tiff between India and Canada after the Canadian authorities claimed that Indian intelligence businesses have been liable for the homicide.

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