Canadian Sikh Leader’s Death Investigated for Possible Involvement of Indian Government Agents

Canadian Sikh Leader’s Death Investigated for Possible Involvement of Indian Government Agents

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revealed that national security agencies are currently investigating “credible allegations” that agents of the government of India were involved in the killing of prominent Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia in June. Trudeau addressed the House of Commons on this “extremely serious matter” and stated that the protection of Canadian citizens and the defense of sovereignty are top priorities. Trudeau also urged the Indian government to cooperate with Canada in getting to the bottom of the matter and reaffirm its commitment to international law.

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced that Canada would be expelling a “key Indian diplomat,” emphasizing the expectation that India would fully collaborate and help resolve the investigation. Nijjar, a longtime advocate of the Khalistan movement, which seeks an independent homeland for Sikhs in India’s Punjab region, was shot outside a temple in Surrey, B.C., leading to protests from the Sikh community across Canada. Many have accused the Indian government of orchestrating the killing, with posters referring to Indian diplomats as “killers.”

Trudeau confirmed that he personally raised the allegations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting at the G20 Summit in India. Modi’s office later stated that India has concerns about the anti-India activities of extremist elements in Canada. The Canadian government views any involvement of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil as an unacceptable violation of sovereignty.

As the investigation unfolds, Canadian authorities will work to ensure the safety of all Canadians and hold the perpetrators accountable. The Canadian Sikh community has expressed its concerns and calls for justice in Nijjar’s death. Further updates on this breaking news story are expected in the future.

– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the House of Commons
– Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly’s announcement
– Canadian Sikh Leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s death sparks protest from Sikh community
– Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on continuing anti-India activities in Canada

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