Dhami said, “Considering the existence of Sikhs all over the world today, there is a need for both Canada and India to join hands, so that the truth can come out when allegations are made and relations between the two countries also remain good.
In the backdrop of souring of diplomatic relations between India and Canada over the killing of a Khalistani leader, the SGPC on Tuesday said the matter is ‘very serious’ and will affect Sikhs across the world.
Canada and India have expelled one senior diplomat each after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged the involvement of ‘Indian government agents’ in the killing of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. Have given.At the same time, India has completely rejected Trudeau’s claim, calling it ‘absurd’ and ‘motivated’ by personal interest.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex religious body of the Sikhs, said that although the Indian government rejected the Canadian government’s allegations and has also expelled a Canadian diplomat, the matter is ‘very serious’ and should be considered globally. Will affect the Sikhs.
SGPC chief Harjinder Singh Dhami on Tuesday appealed to the Center to resolve the issues of Sikhs in India and move towards appropriate and meaningful solutions by understanding the problems and sentiments of the Sikh community living abroad.
Dhami said, “The expulsion of an Indian diplomat by the Canadian government after he was charged in the murder case of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada raises many questions.”
He said, “In response, even though India rejected the allegations and expelled a Canadian diplomat, this matter is very serious and directly concerns Sikhs and it will cause distress to members of the community globally.” Will influence.
The SGPC chief further said that the governments of both the countries should make it their agenda to seriously consider the matter instead of allegations and counter-allegations. Dhami said, “Considering the existence of Sikhs all over the world today, there is a need for both Canada and India to join hands, so that the truth can come out when allegations are made and relations between the two countries also remain good.
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