Canada’s prime minister says he was involved in the murder of a Canadian citizen in Surrey, India. An Indian diplomat will be deported.
In a high-profile move, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the Indian government of murdering a Canadian citizen.
Trudeau said this before Parliament in Ottawa on Monday.
Nijjar was shot dead in June
Nijjar, a well-known supporter of an independent Sikh state on Indian soil, was shot dead outside a Sikh cultural center in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, in June.
A large number of people of Indian origin live in Canada. A particularly large number of them belong to the Sikh religious community.
India: Negative attitude towards Sikh organization
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently expressed his opposition to the so-called Khalistan movement, of which Nijjar is a member, without directly mentioning his name, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi.
Modi said this, according to his office, encouraged separatism and incited violence against Indian diplomats as certain parts of the country seceded from an existing state.
The New Delhi government accuses Canada of turning a blind eye to the activities of radical Sikh nationalists.
Trudeau: Perpetrators should be held accountable
“There is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty,” Prime Minister Trudeau told Parliament. He also said:
Ottawa has expressed deep concern to senior intelligence and security circles in the Indian government.
Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit
He also spoke directly to Modi about the incident at the G20 summit in India.
Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the deportation of a senior Indian diplomat.
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