Last Updated: October 02, 2023, 16:56 IST
Canadian MP Kevin Vuong urged Jagmeet Singh, NDP chief, to not play the role of judge, jury and executioner. (Image: X/@KevinVuongMP)
Canadian MP Kevin Vuong asked NDP chief Jagmeet Singh to provide the evidence he claims he has which shows India’s role in the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Canadian MP Kevin Vuong asked the Justin Trudeau government to provide proof which shows that the Indian government was responsible for the killing of Khalistani separatist-terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
“If Jagmeet Singh has “clear evidence” related to Mr. Nijjar’s death, he has a duty to bring it forward to the appropriate authorities,” Vuong said.
The Canadian Prime Minister earlier in September claimed that India was involved in the murder of Khalistani separatist-terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. India has outrightly rejected the allegations, terming them ‘absurd’ and ‘motivated’. He, however, is yet to provide any public evidence to support the claim about the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Nijjar was wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for funding terror and conspiracy to commit murder and threatened India’s sovereignty by expressing his desire to carve out Khalistan from India. He was shot dead in British Columbia’s Surrey in June by unknown assailants outside a gurdwara’s parking lot.
Vuong’s challenge to the government comes after Trudeau ally, Jagmeet Singh, the head of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) claimed there were clear indications that a “foreign government” was involved in the killing of Nijjar.
“In my experience, as a Sikh Canadian, there have always been suspicions that India was interfering in the democratic rights of Canadians,” Singh had claimed, urging the government to add India to the list of nations interfering with Canada’s affairs, which also includes China.
Vuong while appearing on NDTV said Jagmeet Singh should provide clear evidence if he claims to have. “Canada is a country of Rule Of Law. Being the leader of a political party does not give you the right to be judge, jury and executioner,” he said in a post on social media site X.
The Independent MP for Spadina—Fort York and former military officer Vuong said Jagmeet Singh should not make claims if he cannot back those with evidence.
Jagmeet Singh’s NDP is the fourth largest party in the House of Commons or Lower House of the Canadian Parliament and is seen as sympathetic to anti-India elements by a section of Canada watchers.
“This is unprecedented intelligence that has come forward and that is why we’re going to continue to urge that the Canadian government have a thorough investigation that those responsible are brought forward,” Singh had said.