India resumes e-visa services to Canadian nationals

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Indian counterpart Narendra Modi
After a hiatus of nearly two months, India has resumed electronic visa services for Canadian nationals as of November 22, sources told CNBC-TV18.

The interruption in visa services occurred on September 21 amid a diplomatic disagreement sparked by Canada’s allegations that individuals associated with the Indian government were involved in the June killing of Khalistani member Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen.

India has consistently denied these allegations, dismissing them as “absurd” and “motivated.” Additionally, the Indian government has urged Ottawa to furnish evidence supporting its claims while asserting its non-involvement in Nijjar’s demise.

During a Canadian Parliament debate, Prime Minister of Canada Trudeau stated that his country’s national security officials had grounds to believe that “agents of the Indian government” were responsible for the killing of the Canadian citizen, who also held the position of president at Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara.

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