Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday known as on India to cooperate with its investigation into the homicide of a Khalistani terrorist after earlier this week pointing to Indian brokers as suspects.
“We name upon the federal government of India to work with us to ascertain processes to uncover the reality of this matter and to permit for justice and accountability to be served,” Trudeau mentioned on the sidelines of the United Nations Normal Meeting in New York.
He declined, nonetheless, to supply the proof that led him on Monday to accuse India within the slaying, suggesting that may be left for courts to make public ought to the case ever go to trial.
On Monday, Trudeau triggered a serious diplomatic row when he raised allegations that Indian brokers performed a job within the June homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen, close to Vancouver.
The fallout prompted tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions and a forceful denial from India, which mentioned any suggestion it performed a job in Nijjar’s killing was “absurd.”
India additionally stopped dealing with visa purposes in Canada, blaming “safety threats” which they mentioned have been “disrupting” the work of their officers, and sought a discount of Canadian diplomatic workers in India.
Trudeau insisted on Thursday that his authorities “shouldn’t be seeking to provoke or trigger issues” when requested why Canada’s allies’ reactions to the allegations appeared muted.
Western powers led by the US have been courting India for years, seeing a pure ally within the billion-plus democracy as considerations mount about China.
“There is no such thing as a query that India is a rustic of rising significance, and a rustic that we have to proceed to work with,” Trudeau mentioned.
“However we’re unequivocal across the significance of the rule of regulation and unequivocal in regards to the significance of defending Canadians.”
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