Biden raised issue of Nijjar’s murder in Canada with Modi at G20: Report

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Modi and Joe Biden. [Photo: Twitter/narendramodi]

New Delhi: US President Joe Biden and other leaders raised the issue of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar at the G20 Summit held in Delhi on September 9-10, news agency Reuters citing a newspaper report.

The leaders who are members of the Five Eyes, an intelligence-sharing network, expressed concern over Canadian claims that New Delhi was involved in the killing of the Khalistani leader, the report added.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed in British Columbia in June this year.

The report comes days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his allegations public in an address to the Canadian parliament earlier this week.

However, India has denied any such allegations, labelling them “absurd” and “politically motivated”.

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said earlier last week that the US is in touch with Indians at high levels following Ottawa’s claims about his killing, and Washington is giving India no “special exemption” in the matter.

Amid the ongoing diplomatic row between the two nations, India also suspended new visas for Canadians and asked Ottawa to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country.

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