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New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Wednesday termed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's allegation that the Government of India has a hand in the killing of a Sikh separatist leader as baseless and an "unfortunate escalation.""The unfortunate escalation coming from Canada totally ignores our concerns of growing anti-India sentiment. The escalation by the Prime Minister of Canada personally naming India and levelling some charges that are baseless. It goes against the spirit of ensuring international security and commitment," Chaturvedi said while speaking to ANI.

She also wondered why other countries called out Canada's "irresponsible behaviour".

"When you have senior ministers in the Canadian Cabinet making uncalled-for charges against India. The highest number of students that go to Canada are Indians. Senior leaders talking irresponsibly is a cause for concern. It is surprising that other member states haven't called out Canada's irresponsible behaviour," Chaturvedi added.

Canadian PM Trudeau on Monday claimed that his country's national security officials had reasons to believe that "agents of the Indian government" carried out the killing of Khalistan Tiger force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

This was followed by the expulsion of an Indian Diplomat from Canada.On Tuesday India responded rejecting the allegations of the Canadian PM calling them 'absurd' and 'motivated'. This was followed by the expulsion of a senior Canadian diplomat from India.

Meanwhile, the Indian World Forum (IWF) on Wednesday strongly condemned the actions of unlawful organisations, including Sikhs for Justice, for their disturbing activities targeting the Indian diaspora in Canada and urged the Canadian government to act seriously on designated terrorists including Arshdeep Singh Dhalla and Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.

Indian World Forum (IWF), an organisation working for the Indian diaspora in various countries has firmly denounced the illegal organisations for harassing and spreading violence against the Indian diaspora in Canada.

The organisation"strongly condemns the disgruntled activities by unlawful organizations including Sikhs for Justice for stalking and purporting violence on the Indian diaspora in Canada," the press statement read. Indian diaspora whether they are Christians, Hindus, Muslims or Sikhs, all have a significant economic and social contribution to the progress of Canadian society, the release said. (ANI)

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