India-Canada Row: Due to the deteriorating relations between India and Canada, those parents whose children are studying in Canada are seen to be in the most tension. These parents have requested the governments of both the countries to find a solution to this problem. In fact, there has been tension between the two countries since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of being involved in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar had gone to Canada from India in 1996 through a fake passport. Here he was involved in Khalistani activities and was running an anti-India agenda. In June this year, he was shot dead by unknown assailants after a Gurudwara in Surrey city of British Columbia province of Canada. Investigation of this matter is going on. But Trudeau has accused Indian agents of being involved in the murder, due to which India-Canada relations have deteriorated.
What do parents say?
Parents are worried due to the sour relations between India and Canada. Daughters of Kuldeep Kaur, resident of Amritsar, are studying in Canada. Talking to news agency ANI, he said that he is worried about their safety. They are afraid that something bad might happen to them. He said that the governments of both the countries should come together and find a solution. Kaur told that her daughters have been studying in Canada for the last four to five years.
Balwinder Singh, resident of Amritsar also has a similar fear. His daughter had gone to Canada only seven months ago. Balwinder said, ‘There are reports in the media that there is tension between the two countries. My daughter is under a lot of tension there. She is not able to concentrate on her studies. On the other hand, there are many students who wanted to go to Canada to study, but now they have put their plans on hold. The reason for this is the tension created between India and Canada.
Canadian High Commission will reduce presence in India
At the same time, the tension between India and Canada seems to be increasing as Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Saturday that the Canadian High Commission is going to reduce its diplomatic presence in India. Let us tell you that after Canada blamed India for the murder of a Khalistani terrorist, a senior diplomat was asked to leave Ottawa. India also retaliated by asking the Canadian diplomat from New Delhi to leave.
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