In Canada, hundreds of Sikh community members gathered outside Indian consulates and diplomatic missions across multiple cities Monday, angered by Canadian government accusations that the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was directly involved in the assassination of prominent Canadian Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. Nijjar was killed outside a temple in British Columbia. The actions came one week after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said to Parliament there was credible evidence gathered by domestic intelligence linking the Indian government to Nijjar’s murder. These are two of the protesters in Toronto.
Kujeet Singh: “We would like the Canadian government to completely abolish their embassy and remove it from here, because they’ve already broken international law. They’ve compromised the safety and sovereignty of Canadians. And the longer they’re here, who knows who they’re targeting next?”
Summer Kaur: “India chose violence. India chose to murder a Canadian on Canadian soil, and they will pay the price.”
India has said the accusations are “absurd.”