Washington DC: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that Canada has a ‘permissive attitude towards terrorism and extremists’ who openly advocate for violence.
Speaking at an event in Washington DC, Jaishankar said;
“The Canadian PM made some allegations initially privately, and then publicly. And, our, response to him, both in private and public, what he was alleging was not consistent with our policy. And that if he had, if his government had anything relevant and specific they would like us to look into, we were open to looking at it. Now, that’s where that conversation is at this point of time…”
Indian foreign minister also said that Indian diplomats in Canada feel unsafe in Canada when they go to embassy or the consulate.
Indian diplomats publicly intimidated: Jaishankar
“They are publicly intimidated. And that has actually compelled me to temporarily suspend even visa operations in Canada,” he added.
Indian government on September 21 suspended visa services for Canadian nations indefinitely amid growing tension between the two countries.
Fresh tension between both the countries grew after Justin Trudeau alleged India’s involvement in Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing in June.
Meanwhile, India has refuted the allegation and said that it would look into the evidences if Canada provides.