India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday (Dec 10) rejected the picture that it had directed its consulates in North The usa to launch a “sophisticated crackdown design” in opposition to Khalistani separatists in some unspecified time in the future of the weeks when terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was as soon as killed in Canada.
“We strongly disclose that such reports are counterfeit and fully fabricated. There could be rarely one of these memo. Right here’s portion of a sustained disinformation campaign againt India. The outlet in attach a query to is identified for propagating counterfeit narratives peddled by Pakistani intelligence. The posts of the authors verify this linkage,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs acknowledged in an legit statement.
“Those who amplify such counterfeit news handiest produce so on the imprint of their very hang credibility,” the MEA statement added.
“reports are counterfeit and fully fabricated. There could be rarely one of these memo”, MEA reacts to a media picture claiming a memo was as soon as ordered by Indian aspect to take hang of concrete measures in opposition to Nijjar. pic.twitter.com/1OXbYiJfMW
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) December 10, 2023
A picture in The Intercept had claimed earlier on Sunday (Dec 10), that India had issued a so-known as “secret memo”, which purportedly listed “a couple of Sikh dissidents below investigation by India’s intelligence companies, including the Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar.”
A local of Harsinghpur in Jalandhar district of India’s Punjab relate, the 46-365 days-prone promoted secessionist and dread agenda of the banned ‘Sikhs for Justice’ organisation. He was as soon as also accused of conspiring to abolish a Hindu priest at Phillaur in Punjab.
In September, when Nijjar’s killing grew to turn into a flashpoint that introduced India-Canada ties to a recent and unparalleled low, a picture within the Washington Submit had claimed that he was as soon as hit with 34 bullets fired by men in ‘Sikh getup’.
Canadian High Minister Justin Trudeau made an mistaken claim in September and cited “credible allegations” that the brokers of the Indian executive were fascinated with the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June.
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India known as out Trudeau’s claim as ‘absurd’ and expelled a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat switch. Unique Delhi also suspended visa services for all Canadian electorate, a switch which was as soon as withdrawn weeks later.
(With inputs from companies)