India Summons Canadian Diplomat After Pro-Khalistan Slogans Raised at Event Addressed by Trudeau

India Summons Canadian Diplomat After Professional-Khalistan Slogans Raised at Occasion Addressed by Trudeau

New Delhi: India on Monday summoned the Canadian deputy excessive commissioner and lodged a powerful protest with him over elevating of pro-‘Khalistan’ slogans at a public occasion in Toronto that was attended by

India Summons Canadian Diplomat After Pro-'Khalistan' Slogans Raised at Event Addressed by Trudeau
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

New Delhi: India on Monday summoned the Canadian deputy excessive commissioner and lodged a powerful protest with him over elevating of pro-‘Khalistan’ slogans at a public occasion in Toronto that was attended by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other different leaders.

The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) described the shouting of the slogans on the occasion that was personally addressed by Trudeau as “disturbing” and stated it illustrated as soon as once more the political house that has been given in Canada to “separatism, extremism and violence”.

It stated the actions not solely impression India-Canada relations but in addition encourage a local weather of violence and criminality in Canada to the detriment of its personal residents.

“The Canadian deputy excessive commissioner was at this time summoned to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs with regard to the elevating of separatist slogans on ‘Khalistan’ at an occasion which was being personally addressed by the prime minister of Canada,” the MEA stated.

The summoning of Deputy Excessive Commissioner Stewart Wheeler got here a day after the occasion in Toronto.

In his deal with on the occasion, Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s unwavering dedication to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the Sikh neighborhood.

“The Authorities of India’s deep concern and powerful protest was conveyed at such disturbing actions being allowed to proceed unchecked on the occasion,” the MEA stated.

“This illustrates as soon as once more the political house that has been given in Canada to separatism, extremism and violence,” it stated in an announcement.

It additional added: “Their continued expressions not solely impression India-Canada relations but in addition encourage a local weather of violence and criminality in Canada to the detriment of its personal residents.”

The ties between India and Canada got here underneath extreme pressure following Trudeau’s allegations in September of a “potential” involvement of Indian brokers within the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18 in British Columbia.

New Delhi rejected Trudeau’s prices as “absurd”.

Days after Trudeau’s allegations, India requested Ottawa to downsize its diplomatic presence within the nation to make sure parity. Subsequently, Canada withdrew 41 diplomats and their relations from India.

India has been asserting that its “core concern” with Canada remained that of the house given to separatists, terrorists and anti-India components in that nation.

Following Trudeau’s allegations final 12 months, India quickly suspended issuance of visas to Canadian residents. The visa companies had been resumed a number of weeks later.



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