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India rejects Trudeau’s allegations on Nijjar’s killing

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.”

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