India-Canada News Updates: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) seized properties linked to Canada-based Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu in Punjab because the diplomatic row between India and Canada continues to snowball. Tensions with the Western nation started after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged India’s involvement in Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing in Canada. Mr Trudeau has since doubled down on his claims, saying “credible allegations” had been shared with India “many weeks ago.” India has firmly rejected the accusations, calling them “absurd” and “motivated”. The Centre has maintained that Canada has not shared any data concerning Nijjar’s killing with India.
Here are the HIGHLIGHTS on the India-Canada diplomatic row:
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor stated that it’s a basic relationship between two nations and that Canada and India have so much going for them including that the time will come when it may be restored.
Trudeau had first linked Nijjar’s killing to India on Monday, prompting a fast and stern denial by India. Canada has shared no particular data concerning its expenses, India stated, flagging “politically condoned hate crimes and criminal violence” in that nation.
Pannun additionally urged all Canadian Sikhs to collect in Vancouver on October 29 for a referendum to vote on whether or not the Indian High Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma was chargeable for Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing.
Banned terror outfit Sikhs for Justice’s (SFJ) chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannu’s Amritsar and Chandigarh properties have been confiscated. They embrace agricultural land on Amritsar outskirts and a home in Chandigarh. In 2020, his properties had been connected, which meant he couldn’t promote the property. After confiscation, Pannu misplaced rights to the property and the property now belongs to the federal government.
- The residence ministry had in July 2020 declared Pannun a terrorist, and has requested an Interpol purple discover for him.
- Pannun faces 22 prison instances in Punjab, together with three of sedition.
- Centre has stated Pannun “promoted secessionist sentiments” by means of his “unfortunate” actions. India has requested the Canadian authorities to behave in opposition to him and his organisation.
An in depth file ready by Indian authorities, and accessed by NDTV, reveals:
- Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was allegedly concerned in crime because the 1980s and had connections with native goons from a younger age.
- Nijjar, fled to Canada on a solid passport in 1996 and maintained a low profile as a truck driver. He later travelled to Pakistan for arms and explosives coaching.
- He additionally allegedly ordered a number of killings and assaults in Punjab whereas taking refuge on Canadian soil.
- In 2014, Nijjar allegedly deliberate to execute a terror assault on Dera Sacha Sauda Headquarters in Haryana’s Sirsa, however he could not attain India.
“Prime Minister Trudeau I think has made a huge mistake. He has made allegations in a manner which he hasn’t been able to back”
“I suspect that the US doesn’t want to be painted a corner to choose between two friends. But if we have to choose between two friends, increasingly we’re going to choose India on this matter”
“Let’s not fool ourselves, Nijjar was not simply a plumber, any more than Osama bin Laden was a construction engineer. He had blood on his hands from multiple attacks.”
“Justin Trudeau was very short-sighted, and no one should trade their short-term political convenience for the long-term relationship with the world’s largest democracy.”
- A local of Bhar Singh Pura in Jalandhar, Hardeep Singh Nijjar moved to Canada in 1997
- He labored as a plumber. He was married and had two sons.
- Declared a terrorist by India in 2020, Nijjar’s hyperlinks to Khalistan militancy emerged after he migrated.
- He was the “mastermind” of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and a member of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) — each banned separatist outfits.
- Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed on June 18 after being shot outdoors a Gurudwara in Canada’s Surrey.