India strongly rejects charges of interference in Canadian elections

“It is not the government of India’s policy to interfere in the democratic processes of other countries. In fact, quite on the reverse, it is Canada which has been interfering in our internal affairs,” Jaiswal said.”We have been raising this issue regularly with them. We continue to call on Canada to take effective measures to address our core concerns,” he said.The allegations against India came amid a severe downturn in ties between the two countries following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations in September last year of “potential” involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar outside a gurdwara in Surrey city.New Delhi rejected Trudeau’s allegations as “absurd” and “motivated” and accused Canada of giving space to Khalistani extremists targeting India.India had designated Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020.India has been asserting that its “core issue” with Canada remains the space given to separatists, terrorists, and anti-India elements in that country.

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