Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's allegations on the Khalistani issue have increased the tension with India. Canada has accused India of having links to the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, while India has termed Canada's statement as absurd and asked the Canadian envoy to leave the country within 5 days. In the midst of this political stalemate, Trudeau is also being accused of taking advantage of political convenience. NDTV spoke exclusively to CashHeed, councillor of Richmond City, Canada, on the whole matter. That's why we are doing this.
Canada's former Public Security Minister Kash Heed said that Justin Trudeau's statement about India is the result of internal political compulsions in Canada. "I also want to know what Canada has done against Khalistani supporters," said Cash Heed, former Solicitor General of British Columbia.
"There is an attempt to gain political mileage on the Khalistani issue. "I don't say the investigators did anything wrong. They did what they were supposed to do. But whatever Trudeau said in Parliament, he should give evidence of it."
Khalistan's support is becoming a compulsion for Canadian leaders. The Canadian Prime Minister and political parties have to support Khalistanis for the elections to be held in Canada in 2025. Canada's intelligence department used to constantly monitor Khalistani activities till 2021. Things changed when Trudeau's party did not get a majority in the election held in September 2021. To form the government, he had to seek the support of Jagmeet Singh-led New Democratic Party. Singh is considered a pro-Khalistani leader in Canada.
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