Murder of a Sikh activist | Trudeau welcomes charges against three Indian citizens

(Toronto) Justin Trudeau welcomed charges in connection with the murder of British Columbia Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Speaking Saturday at a Sikh Foundation of Canada gala at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the prime minister said Canadians have a fundamental right to live in safety, free from discrimination and threats of violence.

Mr. Nijjar was shot dead last June in Surrey. His death sparked a wave of protests and rallies by local communities against Indian diplomats.

On Friday, three Indian nationals were charged in connection with the murder, which undermined Ottawa’s relations with India.

Police are investigating whether the Indian government was involved, an allegation made by Mr. Trudeau in the House of Commons last year.

During the gala, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada called for calm and firmness in his commitment to democratic principles and the justice system.

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