India Expels a Senior Canadian Diplomat: Highlights

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Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whom India had declared a wanted terrorist, was killed on June 18 in Surrey.

India today announced expulsion of a Canadian diplomat hours after Canada asked an Indian official to leave that country, citing a “potential” Indian link to the killing of a Khalistani separatist leader in June.

The Canadian High Commissioner to India was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and informed about the decision to expel the senior Canadian diplomat.

India rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation that it played a role in the June killing of a Khalistani terrorist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar describing it as “absurd” and “motivated”.

India’s reaction came after Canada expelled a senior Indian diplomat with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleging that the Indian government may have had links to the assassination of a Sikh leader in that country.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said that his government had “credible allegations” linking Indian agents to the killing of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whom India had declared a wanted terrorist. Nijjar was killed on June 18 in Surrey.

Source : NDTV