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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

India has a long running problem with the Sikh people demanding freedom from India and making Punjab an independent.. non-Hindu-fundamentalist nation. Most of the leadership of this movement lives in Canada. And India just assassinated one of it's leaders on Canadian soil. Mr Nijjar was a prominent Sikh leader in BC and a vocal backer of a separate Khalistani state. Supporters of his have said that he was a target of threats in the past because of his activism. A murder investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is ongoing.


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Canada is home to the largest Sikh diaspora outside the state of Punjab. On 8 July, hundreds protested Mr Nijjar's death in Toronto outside India's High Consulate building. They were met with a smaller counter protest in support of the Indian government.

There are an estimated 1.4 to 1.8 million Canadians of Indian origin. The country has the largest population of Sikhs outside the state of Punjab in India.


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Canada also recently suspended negotiations for a free trade agreement with India. It gave few details on why, but India cited "certain political developments".

Mr Nijjar is the third prominent Sikh figure to have died unexpectedly in recent months.

#1 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2023-09-19 02:48 AM | Reply

Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside a Sikh temple on 18 June in British Columbia.

Mr Trudeau said Canadian intelligence had identified a "credible" link between his death and the Indian state.

India's foreign ministry described the claims as "absurd" and politically motivated.

#2 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2023-09-19 02:49 AM | Reply

On Tuesday, the White House said it was "deeply concerned" about Mr Trudeau's allegations.

US govt under Biden is really a PoS govt....

Mr Trudeau said in parliament on Monday that he had raised the issue of Mr Najjar's killing with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the recent G20 summit in Delhi.

"Any involvement of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty," he told lawmakers.

"It is contrary to the fundamental rules by which free, open and democratic societies conduct themselves."

#3 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2023-09-19 02:53 AM | Reply

Mr Nijjar had been the target of threats. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service was warned as early as last summer that there was likely an assassination plot against the Sikh leader.

Mr Nijjar had been planning a non-binding referendum scheduled for September in Surrey on the question of an independent Sikh state, part of a global series of votes aimed at measuring consensus on the formation of Khalistan.

A similar referendum had taken place last year the city of Brampton, Ontario last year, which is home to around 160,000 Sikhs.

Results of the vote have not yet been released, but he said the turnout - an estimated 100,000 people - was met with anger from the Indian government.

On Monday, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly told reporters that an Indian diplomat, Pavan Kumar Rai, had been expelled over the case.

According to Canadian sources, the Indian "diplomat" was the station chief of RAW (Indian KGB) in Canada.

#4 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2023-09-19 02:58 AM | Reply

India expels Canadian diplomat, says concerned about 'anti-India activities'

#5 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2023-09-19 04:40 AM | Reply

Nobody cares.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-09-21 06:48 PM | Reply

Nobody cares.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead

Canada cares. LOL

#7 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2023-09-21 06:59 PM | Reply


#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-09-21 07:09 PM | Reply

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