Srinagar, September 28: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Thursday that Canada should disclose information about the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar with India in order to establish its charges and allow New Delhi to take “corrective measures” if necessary.
“Canada claims that India caused an incident in that country.” The evidence should be shared with India,” Abdullah told reporters here.
He stated that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has stated that India will take action if Ottawa discloses its evidence with New Delhi.
“India has said the same thing at the United Nations.” If there is any evidence, the foreign minister said it should be shared. If any corrective action is required after that, India will take it. Only verbal statements will not suffice; evidence must be provided with India,” Abdullah, who served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the Vajpayee administration, added.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister stated, “It was unfortunate” that India and Canada were at odds.
“The two countries had good relations, whether in terms of trade or interpersonal contact.” “Our students would study there,” he added.
Following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s suspicions of “potential” participation of Indian spies in the killing of Nijjar in June, ties between India and Canada were severely strained.
India has dismissed the charges as “absurd” and “motivated,” and has removed a senior Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s removal of an Indian official.