The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday stated that the Excessive Commissioner of Canada Cameron MacKay was summoned earlier at present and advised that the Authorities of India has determined to expel a senior Canadian diplomat primarily based in India. The diplomat in query has been requested to depart India within the subsequent 5 days.
The event was confirmed by MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi. Bagchi stated that the choice to expel the senior diplomat displays India’s rising concern on the interference of Canadian diplomats in our inside issues and their alleged involvement in anti-India actions.
“The choice displays Authorities of India’s rising concern on the interference of Canadian diplomats in our inside issues and their involvement in anti-India actions,” the MEA stated.
The choice comes hours after the Exterior Affairs Ministry condemned Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s allegations of Indian involvement within the dying of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Khalistan Tiger Power (KTF) chief. Calling the allegation “absurd and motivated,” the MEA stated that India is a democratic polity with a powerful dedication to the rule of legislation.
Trudeau stated that the Indian authorities is allegedly behind the killing of the KTF chief. He additionally famous that he raised the problem with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Delhi. In June this 12 months, Nijjar was killed by unidentified shooters exterior a gurudwara in Canada’s Surrey.
“Over the previous variety of weeks, Canadian safety businesses have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible hyperlink between brokers of the Authorities of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Trudeau stated.
The MEA assertion earlier within the day additional stated such allegations search to divert the eye from Khalistani terrorists and extremists in Canada and proceed to threaten India’s sovereignty and integrity. It additional stated that the house given to unlawful actions resembling murders, human trafficking, and organised crime in Canada isn’t new.
Quickly after the Canadian PM’s allegations towards India, Canada International Minister Melanie Joly stated that the Canadian authorities expelled an Indian diplomat, the top of R&AW in Canada, over allegations of India’s involvement in Nijjar’s killing. She didn’t give out any private particulars concerning the diplomat or the place from the place he was expelled.