says ‘Indian brokers’ could have murdered Canadian Sikh chief

18 says ‘Indian brokers’ could have murdered Canadian Sikh chief

The Canadian PM mentioned that he obtained “credible allegations” that New Delhi was behind the assassination of a Sikh independence activist

Canadian intelligence brokers have uncovered “credible allegations” that the Indian authorities assassinated a Sikh independence activist in Ontario earlier this summer season, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned on Monday. The slain Sikh was related to a radical motion that focused Indian diplomats in Canada and the UK.

“Over the previous variety of weeks, Canadian safety businesses have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible hyperlink between brokers of the federal government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Trudeau advised members of parliament.

“Any involvement of a international authorities within the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty,” he continued, earlier than calling on New Delhi to “cooperate with Canada to unravel this matter.”

Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 46, the top of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Surrey, British Columbia, was murdered on June 19. He was shot at point-blank vary by two unidentified gunmen on the premises of the gurdwara whereas he was heading out for his dwelling in Surrey, about 30km from Vancouver.

Nijar was a member of the Khalistan motion, which calls for {that a} sovereign homeland for the minority group be carved out of the north Indian state of Punjab. The motion waged a guerilla marketing campaign towards the Indian state throughout the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, most notably claiming duty for the bombing of Air India Flight 182, which was blown up off the coast of Eire in 1985, killing all 329 folks on board.

Members of the motion protested in Canada and the UK after Nijar’s killing, accusing the Indian authorities of involvement and calling for retributive assaults on Indian officers. 

In response, New Delhi known as on British and Canadian authorities to clamp down on the separatists. Indian International Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar accused Canadian politicians of neglecting the obvious menace posed by the Khalistan activists in trade for Sikh votes.

“For us, how Canada has handled the Khalistan challenge has been a long-standing concern… Very frankly, they appear to be pushed by vote financial institution politics,” Jaishankar mentioned in July.

The Indian authorities has not but responded to Trudeau’s claims. Trudeau advised lawmakers on Monday that he “personally and immediately” raised the allegations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout the G20 summit in New Delhi earlier this month.

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