India’s Jaishankar Says Canada Has Climate of Violence

“Because there is freedom of speech, to make threats and intimidate diplomats, I don’t think that’s acceptable,” Jaishankar told reporters in Washington.

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Washington: India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Canada has a climate of violence. While talking to reporters in Washington, India’s top diplomat said Canada was harboring terrorists who were threatening Indian diplomats.

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Dawn News

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Jaishankar’s remarks surfaced amid increasing tensions between Canada and India. The bone of contention is the murder of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was murdered 3 months ago.

“Because there is freedom of speech, to make threats and intimidate diplomats, I don’t think that’s acceptable,” Jaishankar told reporters in Washington.
Earlier this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged that Indian intelligence services were behind the attack. He said the Canadian government has credible evidence linking the Indian government with the killing. 

Both countries expelled top diplomats amid increasing friction which dragged other countries including the US. Jaishankar also met US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in light of these developments. So far, the saga has not reached a fruitful conclusion.

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