Who is Hardeep Singh Nijjar Khalistan terrorist killed in Canada, biography, age, wife, village, death date

Who is Hardeep Singh Nijjar Khalistan terrorist killed in Canada, biography, age, wife, village, death date

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently alleged that the Indian government is responsible for the death of pro-Khalistani activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, find out more about him below along with his wife and biography

Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down earlier this year on June 18, just outside a Sikh temple in British Columbia.

Who is Hardeep Singh Nijjar Khalistan terrorist killed in Canada, biography, age, wife, village, death date and photo

Prior to his death, the Indian government labeled Nijjar as a “terrorist”, and responsible for leading a militant separatist group.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau accuses Indian government of killing Hardeep Singh Nijjar

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has alleged that the government of Canada holds the Indian government as responsible for the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who is a Canadian citizen. Nijjar was gunned down just outside a Sikh temple located in Surrey, British Columbia, back on June 18.

Nijjar is renowned for his support towards the establishment of a Sikh homeland – an independent Khalistani state. Trudeau stated that Canada’s national security holds valuable information which indicates that the individuals who killed the Canadian citizen were acting on behalf of the Indian government.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar bio

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Hardeep Singh Nijjar was a prominent Sikh activist who was born in 1974 in Punjab, India. Nijjar was famous for his dedication towards raising awareness about Sikhism and advocating for Sikh rights. He began his journey towards activism and advocacy early on in his life. Despite being born in India, Nijjar immigrated to Canada back in the early 1990s, and settled in British Columbia.

Nijjar was a native of the village Bhar Singh Pura in Jalandhar and had moved from Punjab to Canada in 1997 and worked as a plumber. He was married and had two sons but nothing is known about his family.

He was the “mastermind” of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) – a banned terrorist group and was also part of the banned separatist outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). He was declared a designated terrorist by India come 2020.

Nijjar was wanted in several cases, including the 2007 blast that killed six and injured around 40 people in Ludhiana, Punjab and was also involved in the assassination of Rashtriya Sikh Sangat President Rulda Singh (Patiala, 2009).

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On the evening of June 18, 2023, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a prominent Sikh leader in B.C., was gunned down in his grey truck in the parking lot.

Works and services

After arriving in British Columbia, Nijjar recognized the need to educate people about Sikhism, which is a religion that promotes equality, justice, and community service. As such, Nijjar started organizing events and took up various initiatives to raise awareness about the Sikh culture and religion. His main aim was towards fostering understanding between different communities for peaceful coexistence.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar achievements and designations

Throughout his life, Nijjar worked tirelessly towards promoting Sikhism and one of his most notable achievements was establishing the Ross Street Sikh Gurdwara in Vancouver. The Gurdwara served as a hub for Sikh religious and cultural activities. He worked towards making it a welcoming place for all, irrespective of their background or faith.

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Besides that, Nijjar played a major role in organizing the annual Nagar Kirtan parade, which celebrates Sikh festivals and traditions. Most notably, Nijjar also served as the president at Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara.

An advocate for Sikh rights

Besides promoting Sikhism, Hardeep Singh Nijjar also served as a strong advocate for Sikh rights, in Canada and all over. Nijjar took active participation in raising awareness about issues which affected Sikhs. These issues include the right to wear turbans and maintain beards in workplaces and schools.

He also worked on addressing hate crimes, discrimination, and prejudice against not only Sikhs but other minority communities. Nijjar was also committed towards humanitarian causes like taking initiatives to provide food, shelter, and support to people in need.

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