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If Bigger Countries… Trudeau’s Fresh Barb At India Amid Diplomatic Row

Prime Minister Trudeau’s claims spark a diplomatic standoff between India and Canada

New Delhi:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in new remarks on diplomatic showdown with India that the world becomes “more dangerous” for everyone “if great powers can violate international law without consequences” He said it would be.

Relations between New Delhi and Ottawa have been strained since Prime Minister Trudeau accused Indian operatives of involvement in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Nijjar, 45, was shot to death outside a gurdwara in British Columbia, Canada, in June. He was the leader of the banned Khalistan Tigers and one of India’s most wanted terrorists. India condemned the allegations as “absurd” and “motivated”.

Canada’s Prime Minister was addressing the media at the launch of a nationwide smart energy grid. In response to a question about whether the United States should engage with India on this issue on Canada’s behalf, he said, “From the very beginning when we learned of credible allegations that Indian government personnel were involved in the killing of Canadian citizens, we, as mainland Canada, We have reached out to India to ask them to help us get to the bottom of this matter, and we have also reached out to our friends and allies, including the United States, to urge them to address these truly serious violations of international law. Democratic law and sovereignty. This is something we take very seriously and we will continue to work with all partners as law enforcement and investigative agencies continue to do their jobs.”

“Canada has always been a country that upholds the rule of law, because if justice begins and great powers are able to violate international law without consequences, the whole world becomes more dangerous for everyone.” he added.

Asked whether it was appropriate for Canadian MP Chandra Arya to invite India’s special envoy Sanjay Kumar Verma to an event in the midst of a diplomatic showdown, Trudeau said Canada was “very concerned about this.” He said he wanted to “cooperate constructively” with India on “serious issues.” “We have been reaching out to the Indian government and our partners around the world to get to the bottom of this matter and take it seriously. That’s why we believe India has violated the Vienna Convention and committed more than 40 Canadians to diplomatic missions. “We were very disappointed when privileges were arbitrarily revoked, ‘Indian diplomats,'” he said.

“There are serious reasons to believe that Indian government personnel may have been involved in the killing of Canadian citizens on Canadian soil. And India’s response is to expel all Canadian diplomats in violation of their rights under the Vienna Convention. “If it’s a specific country, it’s a concern for countries around the world,” the Canadian prime minister added.

Prime Minister Trudeau said Canada is trying to “work constructively” with India and will continue to do so. “This is not the fight we want right now, but we will always unequivocally defend the rule of law,” he said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not yet responded to Trudeau’s latest remarks.

In a firm response to Trudeau’s claims, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar said he had told Ottawa “this is not the policy of the Government of India.” “We have told them if there is anything specific or relevant please let us know and we are open to looking into it,” he said.

“We’ve actually seen a lot of organized crime in Canada in recent years, related to separatist groups, organized crime, violence, extremism. They’re all very, very intertwined,” he added. Ta.

Dr. Jaishankar also expressed concern about the threats faced by Indian diplomats and consulates in Canada.

“The fact is that our diplomats are being threatened, our consulates are being attacked, and comments about “interference in our politics” are being made all the time. “That’s often justified,” he said.

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