Washington (HS). Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, during his visit to America, slammed Canada in a packed press conference in Washington DC on Friday. Showed a mirror on the issue of terrorism. On the diplomatic and diplomatic turmoil over the murder of Khalistani terrorist Nijjar in Canada, he said that terrorism, extremism and violence have been prevalent in Canada for the last few years. That’s why it’s sour. The current tension with Canada cannot be called a standoff.
He said, ‘I don’t know whether I should call it a standoff or not. Because this time Canada has made similar allegations. We have told them that this is not the policy of the Government of India. If Canada shares any related information with us, we are ready to consider it.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said that the person whose death is being mourned by Canada has been involved in violence and illegal activities in India. The Canadian government, despite knowing everything about Nijjar, never responded to his extradition request. He said that India actually does not like to suspend visas for Canada. But because of Canada’s stubbornness we had to do so.
Jaishankar clearly said that the Canadian side has made things very difficult for us. Our (Indian) diplomats are being threatened in Canada. They have harassed our diplomats to such an extent that they are not even able to do their work. What is important is that Canada has not yet been able to present evidence of any claim related to the killing of terrorist Nijjar.
He said that today there is an atmosphere of violence in Canada. Being intimidated. Our mission is under attack. Violence is taking place in front of the Consulate. Posters are being put up about diplomats. Is this normal? Suppose if all this had happened to some other country, what would have been the reaction? Jaishankar said that the current situation in Canada cannot be called normal.