Capt Amarinder Singh Dismisses Canada’s Allegations of India’s Involvement in Nijjar’s Murder
Senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, today rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claims that India was involved in the murder of Khalistani activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar outside the Surrey Gurudwara in June.
Captain Amarinder Singh stated that the murder was a result of internal strife within the management of the Gurudwara Guru Nanak Sikh Gurudwara in Surrey.
The former Chief Minister of Punjab also argued that Prime Minister Trudeau, due to his political maneuvering for votes in the Sikh diaspora, has put India-Canada political relations at risk.
Captain Amarinder Singh criticized Trudeau for making baseless allegations against India’s involvement without providing any evidence, calling it a reckless move aimed at pandering to the vote bank.
He highlighted the unfortunate fact that the Trudeau administration in Canada has given free rein to anti-India forces within the country. Captain Amarinder Singh pointed out that there have been attacks on Indian missions in Canada and politicians have been intimidated, yet the Canadian government has failed to take any corrective action.
“Has the Canadian government taken any action against those responsible for attacking Indian missions there?” he questioned, asserting that Trudeau is merely trying to deflect attention from his failures in curbing anti-India activities within his country.
Captain Amarinder Singh also brought to Trudeau’s attention how Canada’s land is being used against India, emphasizing that during his 2018 visit to India, he had shared vital information about such activities with Trudeau.
Instead of taking remedial steps, the Canadian government has witnessed a surge in anti-India activities within the country, said Captain Amarinder Singh.
During his India visit, Captain Amarinder Singh also refused to meet with then-Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, who has a track record of working against India as he is associated with the World Sikh Organization, known for its anti-India stance.
The former Chief Minister commended the Indian government’s decision to expel a Canadian diplomat for their involvement in encouraging anti-India activities, further supporting India’s efforts to discourage such activities.