India-Canada Tension Escalates to Banning Visa after the Killing of Sikh Leader

Canadian Intelligence is investigating the “credible allegation” of the extra-judicial slaying of Sikh separatist possibly by the Indian government, and also suspended all visas of the alleged BLS, the Indian government service providers. Meanwhile India rejected all allegations as “baseless” and “absurd”.


Both countries have expelled each other diplomats as the tension escalated. Canada is urging Indian national who traveling in Canada to “exercise utmost caution” after Sikh separatist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed on 18 June by two masked gunmen at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple, British Columbia, where he was president.


Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau has been pushing the agenda of nationals and genders inclusivity who lived in Canada throughout his terms. This made Canada view the unofficial global referendum of Sikh separatist as peaceful and free expression, while India had crushed the bloody Sikh insurgency in the northern state of Punjab in 1970 and 1980, claiming thousands of lives.


Tension between the two might derail US efforts on Indo-Pacific partnership to counter China and also the next G20 summit at New Delhi, India as well.