Vancouver police closed Howe Avenue to all car visitors between West Cordova and West Hastings Avenue on Monday in anticipation of an upcoming protest.
Protests are deliberate by members of the Sikh neighborhood in communities throughout Canada, together with the Indian Consulate in Vancouver.
This follows the assertion final week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that credible proof exists to substantiate the involvement of brokers of the Authorities of India within the focused killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
He was shot lifeless outdoors a Sikh temple on June 18 in Surrey, a Vancouver suburb with a excessive Sikh inhabitants.
India swiftly denied any position within the killing and described the allegations as “absurd.” The accusations have sparked tensions between the 2 nations, with every nation expelling diplomats, and New Delhi suspending visas for Canadians.
Canada has additionally updated its travel advisory for its citizens in India as tensions mount between the 2 nations.
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In a launch final week, the president of the World Sikh Group, Tejinder Singh Sidhu, stated: “Peaceable protests are a key democratic proper, nonetheless, we encourage Sikhs to stay vigilant and alert within the days forward. We’re involved that makes an attempt could also be made in the course of the protests to incite violence and vandalism in an effort to malign the Sikh neighborhood.”
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— with recordsdata from Reuters and Saba Aziz
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