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EAM Jaishankar Condemns Canada’s Crime Wave

Amid India-Canada diplomatic tensions, EAM Jaishankar voiced concerns about organized crime, violence, and extremism in Canada. He emphasized the need for specific information to address threats and allegations.

Diplomatic Standoff: India’s EAM Jaishankar Urges Action Against Crime and Extremism in Canada Amid Rising Tensions

NEW YORK: Amid the ongoing diplomatic tensions between India and Canada, EAM  Jaishankar raised concerns about organized crime, secessionist forces, violence, and extremism within Canada. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Jaishankar emphasized that these issues were intertwined and had become prevalent in Canada in recent years. He noted that India had shared specific information with the Canadian government regarding organized crime, including extradition requests for individuals involved in terrorism.

Diplomatic Threats in Canada

EMA Jaishankar also expressed worries about threats to Indian diplomats and attacks on Indian consulates in Canada. He believed that these incidents were permitted to some extent due to political considerations. He acknowledged that such actions were often justified as part of democratic processes but suggested that the Indian government would take action if presented with specific information.

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Regarding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations of Indian involvement in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Jaishankar stated that the Indian government had clarified its position to the Canadians. He emphasized that India was open to examining any specific and relevant information provided by Canada to substantiate their claims.

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India Reacts to Canada Claims

Canada had not presented any public evidence to support Trudeau’s accusations regarding Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing. In response to these allegations, India temporarily suspended visa services in Canada. As diplomatic relations remained strained, India issued an advisory to its citizens and travellers to Canada, urging them to exercise caution due to the rise of anti-India activities and politically condoned hate crimes and violence in the country.

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