If powerful and big countries start violating international law, the situation around the world will become more dire. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said this to India.
Trudeau told reporters during the inauguration of the nationwide smart energy grid.
Canada has recently been in a diplomatic spat with India over the killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijja. Justin Trudeau has accused the Indian intelligence agency of killing Nijja on Canadian soil on June 18. However, India has been claiming that this allegation is baseless and purposeful since the beginning.
Hardeep Singh was a Canadian citizen and known as a Khalistani leader of the Sikh independence movement in India.
In response to reporters’ question whether he wants to talk to India through the mediation of the United States regarding Nijjar’s murder, Trudeau said that the Canadian intelligence agency had long ago learned that the Indian intelligence agency was trying to kill Nijjar on Canadian soil. We have offered India from the beginning to compromise and resolve the matter. We have raised the issue with many of our friendly countries including the United States. Because the incident is against international law, sovereignty and democracy. Canada has always respected the rule of law. Still they want to solve the issue systematically with India.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs has not yet given any official response to Trudeau’s statement. However, the country’s foreign minister S Jaishankar said that Canada’s complaint is irrelevant. If they have any relevant complaints we will speak to them directly. He also expressed concern about the safety of Indian diplomats stationed in Canada.