India’s foreign minister asked Canada to provide proof of Hardeep Singh’s murder

Manjit Sing

External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar.

A few days ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again questioned India’s role in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijja, saying that India violated the Vienna Convention by expelling diplomats. India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar gave a strong response to Trudeau’s claim. He said, ‘How can any investigation be possible if there is no evidence? Provide evidence, we are ready to investigate’.

Responding to the Prime Minister of Canada, S Jaishankar said that the Indian government is in no way denying the investigation into the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijja. He said, however, the Canadian government must present evidence to support its claim. Canada has to show that Indian agents were involved in Nijja’s murder. Jaishankar made this comment while addressing an event during his visit to Britain.

Relations between India and Canada heated up after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations in September about the “possible” involvement of Indian agents in the June 18 killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijja in British Columbia, Canada. India declared Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020.

Meanwhile, India has rejected Trudeau’s allegations as ‘unreasonable’ and ‘baseless’. Referring to pro-Khalistan activities in Canada, Jaishankar said that with ‘freedom of expression’ it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that freedom is not misused and used for political purposes. He referred to the attack on the Indian High Commission in Canada or attacks on the High Commission and Consulate General and said that Indian diplomats were openly intimidated. Canadian authorities have not taken any action against the culprits.

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