Canadian prime minister accused India of being behind killing of Canadian Sikh activist in England
RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has accused the Indian government of being behind the killing of a Canadian Sikh, shot dead outside a gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, in June.
CBC reports that Hardeep Singh Nijjar was a supporter of an independent Sikh state of Khalistan.
He had been branded by the Indian government as a terrorist and accused of leading a militant separatist group, which his supporters deny.
Trudeau told Parliament that he had discussed the case with Narendra Modi at the G20 summit, and told him that any Indian government involvement would be unacceptable. He said the national security apparatus had reason to believe that “agents of the Indian government” carried out the killing. Canada has expelled an Indian diplomat as the investigation continues.