India has expelled a senior Canadian diplomat, Cameron McCay, citing interference by Canadian diplomats in India's internal affairs.
According to the Indian Foreign Ministry, the diplomat concerned has been asked to leave India within five days.
- This decision was taken by the Indian Foreign Ministry by summoning the Canadian High Commissioner to South Block in New Delhi.
- A statement related to this development said that this decision reflects India's growing concerns over Canada's involvement in anti-India activities.
- In this context, it is being said that this decision of India has been taken after the Canadian Government gave instructions to Indian diplomats to leave Canada.
Canada refutes the allegations:
- Before this development, India rejected the statements of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Foreign Minister regarding the involvement of the Indian government in violent incidents in Canada.
- The Ministry of External Affairs said in its statement that allegations of the Indian government's involvement in any incident of violence in Canada are absurd and baseless.
- Similar allegations were made by the Prime Minister of Canada against the Prime Minister of India and they were completely rejected.
These tactics are being used to save Khalistani terrorists:
- The ministry said that India is a democratic country and has a commitment to the rule of law. Such baseless allegations are an attempt to divert attention from Khalistani terrorists and extremists who have been granted sanctuary in Canada and pose a threat to India's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- The Government of Canada's inaction on this matter has been a long-standing and continuing concern. The Foreign Ministry said that the sympathy of Canadian leaders towards such elements remains a matter of deep concern.
- Facilitating illegal activities, including murder, human trafficking and organized crime, is nothing new in Canada. India rejects any attempts to link the Government of India to such incidents.