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Government has not released any ‘secret memo’ regarding Sikh separatists

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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

The Indian government has termed as ‘fake’ and ‘completely fabricated’ a media report which claimed that the Center had issued a ‘secret memo’ in April regarding taking ‘strict’ action against some Sikh separatists, including Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Was released. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the news was part of a “sustained disinformation campaign” against India and that the organization that reported the news was known to propagate “fake narratives” from Pakistani intelligence agencies. This news was released by online American media organization ‘The Intercept’.

What did the Ministry of External Affairs say on ‘Secret Momo’?

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Bagchi said, “We strongly say that such reports are fake and completely fabricated. There is no such memo.” Bagchi rejected the claims, saying the report was part of a “sustained disinformation campaign” against India. Bagchi hit out at US media outlets for promoting “fake narratives” linked to Pakistani intelligence. He cautioned against promoting such fake news and stressed that those who do so compromise their credibility.

‘The Intercept’ claimed ‘secret memo’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on June 18 had alleged the “possible” involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani extremist Nijjar on Canadian soil. India had strongly rejected the allegations, calling them “absurd”. ‘The Intercept’ has claimed that ‘Secret MOMO’, released by the Ministry of External Affairs in April, contained a list of several Sikh extremists, including Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who are being investigated by India’s intelligence agencies.

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