India has directed the Canadian government to recall its 41 canadian diplomats by October 10.
The Reuters news agency, referring to a Financial Times report, said that India has threaten the Canadian government that the immunity of diplomats remaining in the country after October 10 will be terminate.
There are 62 Canadian diplomats in India. And New Delhi has demanded that the number be reduc, said people familiar with the demand.
Relations between the two countries have been strain after Canada’s claim. That Indian government agents were involve in the killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh. While supporters of the Khalistan movement are see protesting against India.
On Friday, Indian Foreign Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar said that there was an “atmosphere of violence” and “an atmosphere of intimidation” against Indian diplomats in Canada.
India has dismiss the allegations
India has dismiss the allegations levelled by Canada as absurd. But Foreign Minister Jaishankar has assured that they are ready to examine any specific or relevant information. Provided regarding the killing of Hardeep Singh.
Since both countries expelled diplomats, India has suspended visa services for Canadian citizens, and Ottawa said it may cut consulate staff over security concerns.
Hardeep Singh Najjar, an official associated with the pro-Khalistan movement of Sikhs in India. And he was shot on June 18 this year in Surrey. British Columbia, while he was inside a gurdwara.
Hardeep Singh was wanted by the Indian National Investigation Agency in at least four cases. They were accuse of extremism and conspiracy to kill a Hindu Pandit. Apart from running the separatist Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) movement and promoting a terrorist agenda.
However, the World Sikh Organisation, an organisation protecting the interests of Sikhs in Canada. Says that Hardeep Singh has been rejecting these allegations.
The Indian government has accused Canada of ignoring the actions of Sikh nationalists advocating for an independent state in northern India.
On the other hand, the US has also urged India to cooperate with Canada. In the investigation into the murder of Hardeep Singh Nagar.