The Canadian House of Commons on Tuesday held a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s assassination.

This comes as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to CBC News, saying he hopes that talks with India can resume on “some very serious issues around national security and keeping Canadians safe and the rule of law” as Narendra Modi has been election for a third term.

“There’s alignment on a number of big issues that we need to work on, as democracies (and) as a global community,” Trudeau told the outlet. “But now that he (Modi) is through his election, I think there is an opportunity for us to engage, including on some very serious issues around national security and keeping Canadians safe and the rule of law that we will be engaging.”

Nijjar who headed the Khalistan Tiger Force was killed by unidentified people outside a gurudwara in British Columbia’s Surrey on June 18, 2023. He was designated a terrorist by the Indian government over separatist activities.

The Canadian police have arrested four Indians including Amandeep Singh, Karanpreet Singh, Kamalpreet Singh and Karan Brar in connection with the killing. However, the Indian government has denied any involvement in the killing, terming the allegations as “absurd” and “motivated”.

The assassination of Nijjar has caused rift in the India-Canada bilateral relationship last year.

The one-year anniversary of Nijjar’s killing comes after Modi met Trudeau on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy last week.