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Not Aiming To Provoke India: Justin Trudeau As Relations Plummet

Not Aiming To Provoke India: Justin Trudeau As Relations Plummet

Prime Minister Trudeau makes his statement in the House of Commons.

TORONTO, (IANS) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on September 19 that he is not aiming to provoke India. “The government of India needs to take this matter with utmost seriousness. We are doing just that… We are not looking to provoke or escalate,” Trudeau said in the morning briefing before the House of Commons started.

His statement came a day after in an emergency statement made in the Parliament, the Prime Minister had charged the Indian government of being involved in the killing of pro-Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on its soil.

Nijjar was gunned down on June 18 outside a Sikh cultural center in Surrey, British Columbia. Trudeau said that Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a potential link between the Indian government agents and the murder of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Nijjar.

Canada also expelled “a senior Indian diplomat” who media reports said, headed RAW in Canada. Trudeau told the House of Commons that the “agents of the Indian government” carried out Nijjar’s killing.

The Canadian Prime Minister, who was snubbed in India by Prime Minister Modi during his recent visit, said, “Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a potential link between agents of the Government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.”

Trudeau said: “Any involvement of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty. It is contrary to the fundamental rules by which free, open, and democratic societies conduct themselves. “As you would expect, we have been working closely and coordinating with our allies on this very serious matter.”

Trudeau said that he brought the issue to the notice of the Indian Prime Minister during his visit. “Canada declared its deep concerns to the top intelligence and security officials of the Indian government last week at the G20. I brought them personally and directly to Prime Minister Modi.”

He said because of Nijjar’s killing, Canadians are now “angry” and “perhaps frightened right now”. “Canada is a rule of law country. The protection of our citizens and defense of our sovereignty are fundamental.”

Expelling the senior Indian diplomat, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said: “My expectations are clear. I expect India to fully collaborate with us and get to the bottom of this.”

Canada’s Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, under whom the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is investigating the killing, said: “We’ll hold the perpetrators accountable and bring them to justice.”

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  • India should place a 10% tax on all imports containing Canadian content (materials or labor) for their funding, training and selling of military gear to Canada on ground for terror against India.

    And then see how that impacts their sales and operations and relations with US companies.

    September 19, 2023
  • DooDoo is just getting ahead of the news by muddling the issue of Canadian involvement with Khalistan.

    September 19, 2023
  • Too late DooDoo!
    You have provoked India.

    September 19, 2023
  • Was Hardeep Singh Nijjar a Canadian citizen? Also was he not a wanted terrorist on the list of Interpol?….An Interpol Red Notice was issued against him in March 2016. So Canadian Priminister Trudeau was interested in protecting a terroris!! There is a Canadian citizen who has killed an Indian politician and has announced this on his Facebook ….and nothing is done about him! What a double standard?? This is all politics and Truedeau is seeking vots….

    September 19, 2023
  • There is a lot to this case than meets the eye. Generally speaking, most nations collect data on foreign and native citizens working against their interests at home and abroad. In the case of India, this activity has increased substantially and by several folds indictive of authoritarian regimes. All reasonable persons appreciative of democratic values must be concerned with India’s current standard operative practices of denying basic freedoms of speech, expression, religion, and assembly without the due process of law.

    September 19, 2023
  • Making decisions before investigations are completed and verified do not show respect for law and order by the Canadian prime minister. Allegations need to be fully investigated. Trudeau appears to be an immature leader succumbing to political priorities instead of law and order and decency in dealing with a secular democratic country.

    September 19, 2023
  • Some Indians, especially supporters of the Khalistani movement for which there is negligible domestic support, are seeking easy emigration to Canada to ‘safely’ pursue anti-Indian activities. Various factions within this movement also fight among themselves, even murdering each other. That is where Mr. Justin Trudeau needs to focus his attention. His eagerness to appease these elements to get more electoral votes will backfire sooner or later.

    September 19, 2023
  • Khalistanis have such a tight grip on his balls that he went ahead to complain against India to US and UK heads. What a sycophant puppet.

    September 19, 2023
  • What crap, “not trying to provoke India”, hosting a group of terrorists with a goal to break up India, and supporting their horrific goal in the name of freedom of speech. The guys killed was a dastardly terrorist and Canada should be grateful to whoever did it, something that they couldn’t/wouldn’t , again in the name of freedom of speech. A country which harbors known terrorists cannot be trusted and in the case of Canada their administration is infiltrated with terrorist sympathizers whose support is needed to stay in the government . Until this Labor government is replaced, I don’t see any change in their attitude. India should stand firm against this travesty by Canada and India doesnt have anything to loose, it’s the other way around.

    September 20, 2023

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