Why is it in the news?
- Recently, India rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations of Indian government involvement in the killing of a prominent Khalistani separatist leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, on Canadian soil.
More about the news
- India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that such allegations divert attention from Khalistani operatives living in Canada who threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- India expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in response to the expulsion of an Indian diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Ottawa.
- Nijjar, the chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force, was killed recently with Trudeau alleging Indian government involvement, while India rejected the charges as “motivated” and “absurd.”