The Financial Times has confirmed that many Western leaders discussed the issue of the Canadian Sikh’s murder with Narendra Modi during the G20 Summit.
Joe Biden, the President of the United States, and other European leaders were concerned during the G20 Summit in New Delhi about the murder of a Sikh Canadian in Canada. They expressed these concerns to PM Modi during their conversations. This issue came to the media more effectively when Justin Trudeau discussed it in the Canadian parliament.
When talking about Five Eyes, a five-member intelligence-sharing network that includes the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, raised the issue of the killing of Nijjar directly in front of PM Modi. This news came to the media on Thursday, and The Financial Times confirmed this.
Officially, The White House took time to respond to the issue when asked. However, the Reuters news agency confirmed on Thursday that a spokesperson said the US had significant concerns over the Canadian allegations made by the Canadian prime minister.
India has already rejected the claims and considered them absurd. The Indian foreign ministry said that Canada had not shared any evidence or specific information with the Indian government regarding the murder of Nijjar. He was 45 and killed in the car parking of a Sikh temple in Surrey, a city in the British Columbia province of Canada.
Najjar was a plumber by profession. He was born in India but got Canadian nationality in 2007. He was one of the most vocal supporters of Khalistan, the homeland of the Sikh community in the Indian Punjab. The Indian authorities declared him a terrorist in July 2020. When killed, he planned to conduct a Sikh diaspora referendum in Canada to get the independence of India and create a separate homeland.