Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the leader of the Khalistan Tiger Force, was shot and killed, according to claims made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
London: British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi said on Tuesday that many “anxious, angry, and fearful Sikhs” from Slough and beyond have contacted him amid the sharp escalation in diplomatic tensions brought on by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation of Indian involvement in the killing of a Khalistani terrorist on its soil.
The stories coming out of Canada, he continued, were “concerning”.
The British Labour MP commented, “Concerning reports coming from #Canada,” on his official X account. Many frightened, irate, or fearful #Sikhs from #Slough and elsewhere have contacted me. We’re in contact with the UK government to make sure justice is served because Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said they have been working with close partners.
On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the shocking allegation that Indian spies were responsible for the shooting death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the leader of the Khalistan Tiger Force.
In a speech to the Canadian Parliament on Monday (local time in the US), Trudeau asserted that there was evidence pointing to “agents of the Indian government” being responsible for the murder of the Canadian citizen who also served as the president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey.
According to Trudeau, “Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a potential association between Government of India agents and the murder of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.”
India, on the other hand, dismissed the accusations, calling them “absurd” and “motivated”.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) issued an official statement stating, “We have seen and rejected the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as well as the statement by their Foreign Minister.”
Allegations that the Indian government was involved in any violent crime in Canada were called “absurd and motivated.”