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India, on Tuesday, rejected Canada’s allegations linking the Indian authorities with the assassination of a Sikh activist in Canada and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat a day after that nation expelled an Indian diplomat.

“We’ve got seen and reject the assertion of the Canadian Prime Minister of their Parliament, as additionally the assertion by their Overseas Minister. Allegations of Authorities of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated in an announcement on Tuesday.

Canada expelled an Indian diplomat after Canadian PM Justin Trudeau talked about in his speech in Parliament on Monday that there have been “credible allegations” of the Indian authorities’s involvement within the killing of a distinguished Sikh activist and Canadian citizen.

“Over the previous variety of weeks, Canadian safety businesses have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible hyperlink between brokers of the federal government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Trudeau stated, including that every one vital steps could be taken to carry perpetrators of the homicide to account.

India, in its assertion, stated related allegations had been made by the Canadian Prime Minister to his Indian counterpart,  Narendra Modi, and had been utterly rejected.

New Delhi, in flip, alleged that Canada has been giving house to a variety of unlawful actions together with murders, human trafficking and organised crime.

It requested Canada to take immediate and efficient authorized motion in opposition to all anti-India components working on its soil.

“We’re a democratic polity with a robust dedication to rule of regulation. Such unsubstantiated allegations search to shift the main focus from Khalistani terrorists and extremists, who’ve been supplied shelter in Canada and proceed to threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The inaction of the Canadian Authorities on this matter has been a long-standing and persevering with concern,” the MEA assertion famous.

India has been deeply involved about Canadian political figures overtly expressing their sympathy for “such components”, it stated.

On its resolution to expel a Canadian diplomat, MEA said that it mirrored the federal government’s rising concern on the interference of Canadian diplomats in its inside issues and their involvement in anti-India actions.

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