Vancouver, Canada: Canadian intelligence has warned a close aide of slain Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar that the Indian government is planning to harm him for his Khalistan activism.
Gurmeet Singh Toor, a close friend of the slain Sikh leader, said that after Nijjar’s murder, Canadian intelligence had met him in August this year and told him in writing that a foreign government (India) was after his life. And they should stop doing this. Stop going out and being active.
Toor told geo news That Nijjar’s murder has increased interest in the Khalistan referendum and the Sikh for Justice (SFJ) movement rather than reducing it. On October 29 (today), a day before the Khalistan Referendum voting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Canada, he had told Indian agents that his life was in danger.
Following the killing of Nijjar by Indian agents on June 18, 2023, Toor became actively involved in the SFJ campaign for the Khalistan referendum in British Columbia. According to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Nijjar, who led the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and coordinated the Khalistan referendum campaign in Canada, was murdered by Indian agents under the direction of Indian diplomats based in Vancouver and Toronto.
talking to geo news, Toor emphasized the pursuit of justice for Nijjar, even as common Indian perception suggested that the killing would signal the decline of the Khalistan movement. Contrary to expectations, the movement has not decreased, but has significantly increased in strength and speed.
Toor recalled that he was by the slain Khalistan leader’s side when the attack took place and was among the first three persons to reach the spot immediately after the incident.
Indian attempts to coerce, threaten or intimidate will prove futile, he said, as the Sikh nation continuously strives for the betterment of humanity.
Toor said he received a warning letter from Canadian law enforcement during an urgent visit to his home on August 24. The letter expressed serious concerns for their safety, citing the presence of Indian agents acting on behalf of the Indian state in Canada.
The Indian High Commission in Canada, Sanjay Kumar Verma, and his fellow diplomat Manish were identified as key individuals in having the killers on their payroll. However, Indian intelligence agencies failed to provide evidence of Nijjar’s alleged involvement in anti-India activities.
Toor said he is more active in Khalistan activism and frequently visits gurudwaras after the warning.
“Indian threats cannot scare us. India has killed thousands of us Sikhs. This is martyrdom for us. No matter how many people India tries to kill, we will never be afraid. Toor said, now more Sikhs are involved in the Khalistan movement than ever before.
It is pertinent to mention here that Nijjar, a key figure in the Khalistan referendum campaign in Canada, had close links to Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a prominent US-based Khalistani leader who served as the Council General of SFJ, the organization leading the global Khalistan referendum. Are employed. Initiative.
In 2020, the Indian government declared Nijjar, Pannun, UK-based Paramjit Singh Pamma and others as terrorists.
Nijjar also held the position of President of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, Canada’s largest gurdwara, located in British Columbia.
The Khalistan referendum voting campaign is under the supervision of the independent Punjab Referendum Commission (PRC), which will declare the results after completing all the stages.
Voting began on October 31, 2021, from London, United Kingdom and has so far been conducted in several cities in the UK, Geneva Switzerland, Rome and Milan (Italy), Australian cities Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney; and the Canadian cities Brampton, Mississauga, Malton (Ontario), and Vancouver (British Columbia).