Hardeep Singh Nijjar was a controversial figure who has been accused of involvement in extremist activities.
He was believed to be a member of the Khalistan Tiger Force, a militant group seeking an independent Sikh state in India’s Punjab region.
Nijjar was also wanted by Indian authorities for his alleged involvement in several terrorist attacks in India.
He was born in Punjab, India, and later moved to Canada, where he became a citizen.
Nijjar has been living in Canada for several years and is believed to be the leader of the Khalistan Tiger Force in North America.
In recent times, he has been accused of using his position to recruit young Sikhs in Canada and the United States to carry out terrorist attacks in India.
In 2015, Indian authorities issued a warrant for Nijjar’s arrest in connection with a bomb blast in Punjab that killed six people.
Nijjar denied any involvement in the attack and has claimed that he is being targeted by Indian authorities because of his support for the Khalistan movement.
His case has been a source of controversy in Canada, with some Sikh groups supporting him and others condemning his alleged involvement in terrorism.
The Canadian government has been criticized for not taking stronger action against Nijjar and other individuals accused of supporting extremist groups.
My statement on allegations surrounding the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. pic.twitter.com/auIyj194A8
— Mélanie Joly (@melaniejoly) September 19, 2023
Hardeep Singh Nijjar death
The Sikh activist was shot and killed in his pickup truck in Canada on September 18, 2023.
He died on the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, according to multiple sources including Al Jazeera and BBC.
Nijjar was the president of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbiaz
He was accused of terrorism in India, a charge that his supporters denied.
His death has led to tensions between India and Canada, with Canada accusing India of being behind the assassination, a claim that India has rejected as “absurd”.
Sikh separatist movement
The Sikh separatist movement is a political movement that seeks to create an independent state called Khalistan for Sikhs in the Punjab region of India.
The movement began in the 1940s when some Sikhs demanded a separate nation for followers of the Sikh faith.
The movement gained momentum in the 1980s and 1990s when some militant groups aimed to create an independent state through acts of violence directed at members of the Indian government.
The movement is controversial because it has been associated with violence and terrorism.
The Indian government has outlawed the Khalistan movement and considers it a terrorist organization.
The movement has also been linked to the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984 by the Indian army, which remains a source of tension between the Indian government and the Sikh community.
The movement has also created diplomatic tensions between India and Canada, with Canada accusing India of being involved in the killing of Nijjar.
Justin Trudeau believes that Indian agents killed Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada
Khalistani terrorist Nijjar was involved in targeted killings in India. He was shot dead by unidentified men in June
Now, Canadian PM is running Khalistan Movement pic.twitter.com/uEZEEliFw8
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 19, 2023