New Delhi,UPDATED: Sep 20, 2023 09:06 IST
India-Canada relations hit rock bottom after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday alleged a possible link Between the The Indian government and the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar earlier this year. Canada on Monday expelled a senior Indian diplomat shortly after Trudeau’s accusations.
Reacting to the accusations made by CanadaBritish Labor Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi said on Tuesday that many “anxious, angry and fearful Sikhs” had contacted him following the sharp escalation of the issue.
He added that the reports coming out of Canada were “concerning.”
Taking his official name at stated that they have been working with close allies, we are in contact with the UK government to ensure justice is done.”
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, addressing Parliament on Monday, alleged that Indian agents were behind the fatal shooting from Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Trudeau claimed that his country’s national security officials had reason to believe that “agents of the Indian government” carried out the murder of the Canadian citizen, who was also serving as president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara of Surrey, the news agency reported. ANI.
“Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a potential link between agents of the Government of India and the murder of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Trudeau said.
In response to the claims made by Canada, India called them “absurd” and “motivated.”.
In an official statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said: “We have seen and rejected the statement by the Canadian Prime Minister in its Parliament, as well as the statement by its Minister of Foreign Affairs.”
World leaders also expressed “deep concerns” over Trudeau’s allegations linking the Indian government to the shooting death of the Khalistan Tiger Force chief in British Columbia, Canada.