‘If they have something special…’: Jaishankar on Canada’s Nijar allegations | Latest News India


Foreign Minister S Jaishankar assured the Canadian side that he would act if they provided any specific information regarding the killing of Khalistani leader Hardeep Najjar, adding that “we are ready to look into it.”

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (ANI)

Speaking at a Council on Foreign Relations debate in New York, Jaishankar said, “We told Canadians that this is not the policy of the Government of India. Secondly, we said that if you have something specific and if If you have something relevant, let us know. We’re open to seeing it… a picture is somehow not complete without context.”

Notably, Canada has yet to provide any public evidence to support its claim of killing Hardeep Singh Nanjar.

He further said that there has been a lot of “organized crime” in Canada in the last few years and the Indian government has provided enough information to Canada in this regard.

“…over the last few years, Canada has actually seen a lot more organized crime, related to separatist forces, organized crime, violence and extremism. They’re all very, very deeply intertwined. So In fact, we are talking about details and information. We have given them a lot of information about organized crime and leadership, which operates out of Canada. There are a lot of extradition requests. There are terrorist leaders. , who have been identified,” he said.

The EAM expressed concern over incidents of threats to Indian diplomats and attacks on Indian consulates, saying they were “too permissible” for political reasons.

“Our concern is that it’s really been very legitimate for political reasons. So we have a situation where our diplomats are threatened, our consulates are attacked… a lot of it. justified, saying that’s how democracies work. If someone gives me something special, it doesn’t have to be limited to Canada. But if there’s an event that’s a problem and someone gives me something Khas says, as the government, I will look into it,” Jaishankar added.

Earlier last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an explosive statement accusing the Indian government of complicity in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Najjar – a claim India flatly denied. Hoy described it as ‘funny’ and ‘moving’.

India has suspended its visa services in Canada following allegations of Indian involvement in the assassination of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.

Amid strained relations, India has issued an advisory for its citizens and travelers to Canada to exercise extreme caution in the country in view of “increasing anti-India activities and politically sanctioned hate crimes and criminal violence.” ” (ANI)

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