India on Wednesday warned its residents in opposition to visiting elements of Canada, the newest salvo in a diplomatic row over allegations New Delhi was concerned within the killing of a Sikh separatist close to Vancouver.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has demanded India deal with with “utmost seriousness” the bombshell revelation of its probe into the homicide.
The fallout prompted tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions and a forceful denial from India, which stated any suggestion it performed a job within the June killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar was “absurd.”
With out explicitly referring to the row, India’s international ministry stated it was involved for the protection of its residents in Canada due to “politically condoned hate crimes and felony violence.”
“Threats have significantly focused Indian diplomats and sections of the Indian group who oppose the anti-India agenda,” a ministry assertion stated.
“Indian nationals are due to this fact suggested to keep away from touring to areas and potential venues in Canada which have seen such incidents.”
The advisory didn’t identify particular cities or areas for Indians to keep away from.
Nijjar was shot useless by two masked assailants exterior the Sikh temple he presided over in Surrey, an outer suburb of Vancouver.
An activist for the creation of a Sikh state referred to as Khalistan, Nijjar was needed by Indian authorities for alleged terrorism and conspiracy to commit homicide.
He had denied these fees, in response to the World Sikh Group of Canada, a nonprofit group that claims it defends the pursuits of Canadian Sikhs.
The Indian authorities accuses Ottawa of turning a blind eye to the actions of radical Sikh nationalists who advocate the creation of an impartial Sikh state to be carved out of northern India.