US State Department’s Cautious Stance on Khalistan Emphasis on Investigation and Cooperation

us state department's cautious stance on khalistan emphasis on investigation and cooperation

us state department’s cautious stance on khalistan emphasis on investigation and cooperation

The US State Department is not saying much about its position on Khalistan. During a recent press conference, State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller didn’t answer questions about what the US thinks about Khalistan. He didn’t talk much about his thoughts on khalistan. Instead of sharing his thoughts on Khalistan he talked about the importance of thoroughly investigating the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Hardeep Singh Nijjar who was a leader who wanted Sikh independence and was killed by an Indian person.

When  he was asked about the US position on the Khalistan referendum organized by Sikhs for Justice, Miller responded with, “Let me take that one back as well,” indicating a hesitation to provide a clear statement.

When he is asked about India labeling Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Khalistani leader and US citizen, as a terrorist and a most-wanted individual, Miller refrained from giving a specific comment. He reiterated the US’s concern about transnational repression anywhere in the world, without delving into the specifics of the case.

The spokesperson, Matthew Miller, did express that the US is very concerned about the allegations made by Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Trudeau said that India had some involvement in the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh leader. Miller emphasized that there should be a thorough investigation into this matter and asked both Canada and India to work together on it.

People were also worried about how this situation might affect the relationship between the US and India, especially since they work on many projects together. Miller mentioned that the US considers India an important friend and they collaborate on various things. He emphasized that India should cooperate with the investigation being conducted by Canada into Nijjar’s death.

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The US State Department is choosing to remain careful while speaking from making any clear statements about its policy on Khalistan.  They stress the importance of a fair investigation into recent events and encourage cooperation between Canada and India. 

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