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India expels Canadian diplomat, raising tensions after Trudeau accuses India of killing Sikh |

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday expelled a top Canadian diplomat and accused Canada of interfering in its internal affairs, escalating a standoff between the two countries over allegations that the Indian government may have been involved in the ‘murder of a Sikh activist.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was not seeking to escalate tensions, but asked India to take the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar seriously after India called “absurd” allegations that the Indian government might have been involved.

“India and the Government of India must take this matter very seriously,” Trudeau told reporters outside Parliament on Tuesday.

“This is what we are doing. We do not seek to provoke or escalate. We are simply laying out the facts as we understand them and want to work with the Government of India to set the record straight and ensure that proper processes are in place.”


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