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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Indian authorities of the murder of a Sikh community leader in Canada

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed this Monday that the country’s intelligence services implicate the Indian authorities in the murder in Canada of a Sikh community leader.

    “Any involvement of a foreign government in the murder of a Canadian on Canadian soil is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty“he said in the Lower House of the Canadian Parliament.

    Following Trudeau’s statement, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Melanie Joly, announced the expulsion of a “key diplomat” Indian, the person responsible for Indian intelligence in the country.

    The prime minister added that Canada “has conveyed its deep concerns to the highest security and government officials in India” over the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, occurred last June in the town of Surrey, in western Canada.

    Singh Nijjar, shot by unknown assailants in the parking lot of a Sikh temple, had been accused of terrorism by Indian authorities for advocating the creation in the state of Punjab of an independent country, Khalistan, for the Sikh minority.

    Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. Photo Bloomberg

    “In the strongest possible manner, I recommend to the Government of India that collaborate with Canada to get to the bottom of this matter,” said the president, who described what hpened as “extremely serious.”

    Around 1.8 million people of Indian origin live in Canada, of which about 770,000 are yesj. The leader of the social democratic New Democratic Party (NPD), Jagmeet Singh, the fourth party in the Canadian Parliament, is Sikh.

    Source: Clarin

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