India could be behind killing of Canadian Sikh - Trudeau

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Photo of Hardeep Singh NijjarImage source, Sikh PA

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Hardeep Singh Nijjar was murdered connected 18 June successful Surrey, British Columbia, successful what constabulary person described arsenic a "targeted" attack

By Nadine Yousif

BBC News, Toronto

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Indian authorities could beryllium down the fatal shooting of Canadian Sikh person Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Mr Nijjar was changeable dormant extracurricular of a Sikh temple connected 18 June successful British Columbia (BC).

Mr Trudeau said Canadian quality has identified a credible nexus betwixt his decease and the Indian state.

He raised the contented with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi astatine the caller G20 summit, helium said.

"Any engagement of a overseas authorities successful the sidesplitting of a Canadian national connected Canadian ungraded is an unacceptable usurpation of our sovereignty," Mr Trudeau said connected Monday successful the House of Commons.

"It is contrary to the cardinal rules by which free, unfastened and antiauthoritarian societies behaviour themselves," helium said.

Mr Nijjar was a salient Sikh person successful the state of BC and a vocal backer of a abstracted Khalistani state. Supporters of his person said that helium was a people of threats successful the past due to the fact that of his activism.

India has antecedently said helium was a violent and led a militant separatist radical - accusations his supporters telephone "unfounded".

Mr Trudeau said Canada has expressed its concerns to precocious level information and quality agencies successful India, and said helium has been moving connected this contented with Canada's allies.

"I proceed to inquire with a large woody of firmness that the authorities of India cooperate with Canada to shed airy connected this situation," helium said.

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