Required reaction is already taken by Ministry of External Affairs: Pralhad Joshi on India-Canada row

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NEW DELHI: Amid the India-Canada row, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday said that it is an international issue adding that the required reaction is already been taken by the Ministry of External Affairs.

The statement from Pralhad Joshi came amidst tensions in India-Canada relations after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday alleged that the Indian government was behind the fatal shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

“It is an international issue. India is a peace-loving and law-abiding country and uncessaryly that country is alleging against India. The required reaction is already been given by the Ministry of External Affairs and the minister. Apart from that, I don’t have anything to add,” Joshi added.

Nijjar, who was a designated terrorist in India, was gunned down outside a Gurdwara, in a parking area in Canada’s Surrey, British Columbia on June
Trudeau during a debate in the Canadian Parliament, claimed his country’s national security officials had reasons to believe that “agents of the Indian government” carried out the killing of the Canadian citizen, who also served as the president of Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara.

The allegations made by the Canadian Prime Minister and foreign minister were rejected by the Ministry of External Affairs in India which dubbed the statements as absurd.

“We have seen and rejected the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as also the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of the Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated” the statement said. (ANI)

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