What Is Happening Between India And Canada?
The sensational development came days after Canada expelled an Indian diplomat.By: Tupaki Desk | 19 Sep 2023 7:34 AM GMT
India has been maintaining good diplomatic relations with other nations. Canada is also among the friendly nations of India. Just like the US, Canada is also preferred by the Indians for migration and the Indian population is slowly increasing there. Such aspects play a key role in the relations
But things are changing now and the ongoing developments hint that ties between India and Canada are in danger and the situation might become even worse. Media reports say that the Indian government expelled a Canadian diplomat and asked the official to leave in five days.
The sensational development came days after Canada expelled an Indian diplomat. The Canadian government made a strong decision to expel the head of Indian intelligence in Canada in connection with the killing of Khalistani terrorist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Not just that, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised a few questions on the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was killed a few months back. The Prime Minister of a nation raising such doubts is not a small thing. The Prime Minister made the executive comments in the House.
Looking at the root cause of the issues between India and Canada, the Khalistani movement can be termed as one. The Khalistani movement which was aggressive a few decades back is back and is ringing dangerous bells.
A few temples were attacked and the Indian Flag was brought down by pro-Khalistan protestors at the Indian High Commission in London. Despite the authorities, addressing the issue, what happened was a big shock for India.
The Khalistani supporters are openly raising anti-India slogans in the UK and doing protests. Despite the Indian government arguing Canada should look into this, there is just a warm response.
Who Was Hardeep Singh Nijjar?
Talking about Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who is in the news amid the developments, is a wanted terrorist. He was the chief of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and is said to be involved in a few attacks. Given the threat he posed, the Punjab government moved the Canadian government to seek his extradition. He was facing allegations of training people and supporting the pro-Khalistan movement.