Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday referred to as on India to cooperate with an investigation into the homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh separatist chief, in British Columbia and stated Canada wouldn’t launch its proof.
Trudeau stated on Monday that Ottawa had credible info linking “Indian authorities brokers” to the homicide of Nijjar in June, prompting an indignant response from New Delhi. Nijjar, 45, was a Canadian citizen.
He stated that the remarks made by him on Monday have been made with the utmost seriousness, and that Canada has “credible info” on the involvement of Indian authorities brokers in Nijjar’s killing.
“We’re not trying to provoke or trigger issues. However we’re unequivocal across the significance of the rule of regulation and unequivocal concerning the significance of defending Canadians,” Trudeau advised a information convention in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations Common Meeting.
“That is why we name upon the federal government of India to work with us to determine processes to find and to uncover the reality of the matter.”
Trudeau sidestepped a number of questions on when Canada may launch the proof it had, saying merely that the choice to share the allegations had not been made flippantly.
“As a rustic with a robust and unbiased justice system, we permit these justice processes to unfold themselves with the utmost integrity,” he stated.
“By way of security in Canada and the security of Canadians, we at all times take the security of Canadians extraordinarily significantly, whether or not at house or abroad, I can guarantee everybody that Canada is a secure nation. I proceed to name, for calm, and for Canadians to stay true to who we’re, open, respectful, grounded in, respect and belief in our establishments and, our regulation enforcement and justice programs,” added Trudeau.
“There isn’t a query, India is a rustic of rising significance and a rustic that we have to proceed to work with not simply in a area however all over the world and we aren’t trying to provoke or trigger issues however we’re unequivocal concerning the significance of the rule of regulation and unequivocal about of the significance of defending Canadians and standing up for values. That is why, we name upon the government of India to work with us to determine processes to uncover the reality of the matter and to permit justice and accountability to be served,” stated Trudeau.
Tensions flared between India and Canada early this week following Trudeau’s explosive allegations of a ”potential” involvement of Indian brokers within the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on his nation’s soil on June 18 in British Columbia. India had designated Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020.
India angrily rejected the allegations as ”absurd” and ”motivated” and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat transfer to Ottawa’s expulsion of an Indian official over the case.
On Thursday, India requested Canada to come back down onerous on terrorists and anti-India parts working from its soil and suspended visa providers for Canadians, as escalating tensions between the 2 nations over the killing of Nijjar pushed their ties to an all-time low.
India additionally requested Canada to downsize its diplomatic workers within the nation, arguing that there ought to be parity in power and rank equivalence within the mutual diplomatic presence. The dimensions of Canadian diplomatic workers in India is bigger than what New Delhi has in Canada.
With inputs from companies