VANCOUVER: Days after Canadian Prime Minister Justin accused Indian government of murder of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia, allegedly with the permission and support of India’s Modi-led government – some unknown persons shot dead another Sikh separatist leader, Sukhdool Singh in Canada’s Winnipeg on Wednesday.
Sukhdool Singh from Indian Punjab’s Moga district had fled to Canada in 2017 and was shot about 15 times. Sukhdool Singh, also known as Sukha Duneke, was on India’s most wanted list with NIA recently issuing his warrants.
His killing comes at a time when India-Canada relations are perhaps at an all-time low after Canadian PM Justin Trudeau alleged that India had a hand in the killing of Canadian citizen, also a Sikh separatist leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil a few months back.
All political parties in Canada stood by their PM’s claims on the subject and said that an investigation should be carried out. Following the Canadian PM’s allegations, Canada and India expelled one senior diplomat each from the embassy of the other country. India has also issued a travel advisory for Indians planning to travel to Canada.