Prime Minister Justin Trudeau harassed that “preventing” with India shouldn’t be one thing Canada desires to get into proper now, however he reiterated his claims and mentioned Ottawa desires to “work constructively” with New Delhi on this “very severe challenge.”
Talking to the media on Friday, Trudeau additionally alleged that India violated the Vienna Conference as greater than 40 Canadian diplomats have been transferred from India after New Delhi threatened to strip them of their diplomatic immunity.
Relations between India and Canada have been severely strained after Trudeau’s allegations in September concerning the “doable” involvement of Indian brokers within the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nigar on June 18 in British Columbia. India designated Al-Najjar a terrorist in 2020.
India rejected Trudeau’s claims as “ridiculous” and “motivated.”
In his new remarks, Prime Minister Trudeau mentioned his authorities has reached out to India to ask them to work collectively to resolve this challenge.
“From the start once we realized of credible allegations that brokers of the Indian authorities have been concerned within the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil, we reached out to India to ask them to work with us to resolve this matter,” he mentioned whereas addressing the media.
Canada has additionally reached out to its associates and allies like america and others to work on this actually severe violation of worldwide legislation and the rule of democracy, he mentioned, including that that is one thing we take very critically.
“We are going to proceed to work with all companions as legislation enforcement and investigative companies proceed to do their work. Canada is a rustic that can all the time rise up for the rule of legislation as a result of if the pressure begins to proper the scenario once more, and if bigger nations handle to violate worldwide legislation, he added: “If the legislation is utilized with out penalties, “The entire world is turning into extra harmful for everybody.”
Prime Minister Trudeau mentioned Canada desires to “work constructively” with India on this “very severe challenge.”
“From the start, we shared the true allegations that we have been deeply involved about, however we reached out to the Indian authorities and companions world wide to resolve this, and to take it critically. That is why we have been.” He expressed disappointment when India violated the Vienna Conference and arbitrarily revoked the diplomatic immunity of greater than 40 Canadian diplomats in India.
He reiterated that there are severe causes to imagine that Indian authorities brokers could also be concerned in Al-Najjar’s killing.
“India’s response is to expel a complete group of Canadian diplomats by violating their rights underneath the Vienna Conference. That is of concern to nations world wide as a result of if a selected nation can determine that its diplomats from one other nation are not protected, it makes worldwide relations worse,” he added. Extra severe and harmful.
“However each step of the way in which, we now have tried to work constructively and positively with India, and we are going to proceed to take action, and which means persevering with to work with Indian authorities diplomats. This isn’t a combat we wish to combat now however we are going to do it.” “We all the time unequivocally defend the rule of legislation,” he added.
His feedback got here after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New Delhi on Friday urged India to cooperate with Canada’s investigation into Al-Najjar’s killing.
Final week, Overseas Minister Vinay Kwatra mentioned New Delhi had conveyed to the US aspect its severe issues concerning the rising actions of pro-Khalistani parts in Canada.
“With regard to Canada, we now have had very constant conversations with all of our associates and companions. Our place on this matter has been made clear and defined in full element on a number of events,” Kwatra mentioned.
Days after Trudeau’s allegations in September, India quickly suspended issuing visas to Canadian residents and requested Ottawa to cut back its diplomatic presence within the nation to make sure parity.
India resumed some visa companies in Canada final month, greater than a month after suspending them.
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