Tension between Canada and India has risen to an all-time high:after killing of Khalistani terrorist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Tension between Canada and India has risen to an all-time high,
after killing of Khalistani terrorist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.
As we all heard Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday accused the Indian government of being behind the fatal shooting of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.
Canada on Monday expelled a top Indian diplomat as it thinks India has a role behind the killing.
In a move that amounts to a “tit-for-tat,” India has demanded that a Canadian diplomat leave the country within the next five days. This comes only hours after the Canadian government expelled an Indian diplomat following the assassination of a Sikh separatist.
NOW WHAT NEXT : the Result
Expulsions on both sides come at a time when ties between Canada and India are at an all-time low. The trade negotiations have been derailed, and Canada has recently announced that it will not be sending a trade delegation to India as scheduled for the latter part of this year.
WHAT IS HAPPENING ACTUALLY IN CANADA
The administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is disappointed by the demonstrations that pro-Sikh independence organisations have staged in Canada.
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On Monday, the Canadian government announced that it was “actively pursuing credible allegations” linking members of the Indian government to the assassination of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18 in front of a cultural center in Surrey, British Columbia.
At the time of his death, Nijjar was purportedly in the process of organizing an unofficial referendum in India for the creation of an independent Sikh nation.
WHAT IS IRKING INDIA
The Sikh independence movement, also known as the Khalistan movement, is prohibited in India because Indian authorities consider it and allied groups to be a threat to the country’s national security. However, the movement is still able to garner some support in northern India and in countries like Canada and the United Kingdom that are home to substantial Sikh diasporas.
WHO IS Nijjar
In December of the previous year, the Indian government offered a monetary reward for information that would lead to the arrest of Nijjar. Nijjar was accused of being involved in an alleged attack on a Hindu priest in India.