Indian government may be linked to murder of Sikh leader in Canada, says Trudeau

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India's premier curate Narendra Modi (right) shakes manus with Canada's premier curate Justin Trudeau up of the G20 Leaders' Summit successful New Delhi connected September 9th. Photograph: Evan Vucci/Pool/AFP via Getty

Canada said connected Monday it had credible accusation linking Indian authorities agents to the execution of a Sikh person successful British Columbia successful June and said it had expelled a elder Indian quality official.

Prime curate Justin Trudeau said immoderate engagement of a overseas authorities successful the sidesplitting of a Canadian national was “an unacceptable usurpation of our sovereignty”.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar, was changeable dormant extracurricular a Sikh temple successful Surrey, British Columbia, connected June 18th.

Nijjar supported a Sikh homeland successful the signifier of an autarkic Khalistani authorities and been branded by India arsenic a “terrorist,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said.

“Canadian information agencies person been actively pursuing credible allegations of a imaginable nexus betwixt agents of the authorities of India and the sidesplitting of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Mr Trudeau said successful an exigency connection to the House of Commons parliamentary chamber.

“Canada has declared its heavy concerns to the apical quality and information officials of the Indian government. Last week astatine the G20 I brought them personally and straight to premier curate [Narendra] Modi successful nary uncertain terms.”

New Delhi said past week that Mr Modi had conveyed beardown concerns astir protests successful Canada against India to Trudeau.

Canada’s overseas curate Melanie Joly told reporters that Ottawa had expelled the Indian caput of quality successful Canada but gave nary further details.

Canada has the highest colonisation of Sikhs extracurricular their location authorities of Punjab successful India, and the state has been the tract of galore protests that person irked India. – Reuters

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