India Rejects Allegations by Canada on Role in Nijjar’s Killing in Canada
India rejected as “absurd” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation that its agents were behind the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in Canada.
On Tuesday, Canada and India saw an increase in hostilities as Canada accused New Delhi of potential involvement in the murder of a Sikh activist within Canada’s borders. In response, both countries removed high-ranking diplomats, while India dismissed the accusation as “absurd.”
The Indian foreign ministry dismissed the Canadian allegations regarding Nijjar’s killing as “absurd and motivated.”
“We have seen and reject the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as also the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated,” read the statement.
The ministry said the allegations had also been rejected when Trudeau raised them with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hosted Trudeau and other world leaders in New Delhi this month at the annual summit of the Group of 20 economies.