Several Khalistan separatist organizations have bases in Canada that support terror

Several separatist organizations supporting terror groups have bases in Canada and despite multiple deportation requests, Ottawa has taken no action against those involved in heinous crimes, including the murder of popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, officials said here on Tuesday.

He said that pro-Khalistan organizations like World Sikh Organization (WSO), Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), and Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) are allegedly working independently at the behest of Pakistan from Canadian soil.

He said the allegations leveled against India by Canadian officials and politicians regarding the killing of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar by Khalistani terrorists are based on false and baseless assumptions.

Officials said the issue of deportation of wanted terrorists and gangsters have been raised by Indian officials in several diplomatic and security talks, but Canadian officials remained reluctant and unflinching in their support of these terrorist elements.

Several documents have been handed over to the Canadian side but India’s deportation requests have not been heeded, he said, adding that at least nine separatist organizations supporting terrorist groups have found their bases in Canada.

Eight people involved in terrorist activities and several gangsters who conspired with Pakistan’s ISI have got safe haven in Canada, officials said.

He said deportation requests for these people – including Gurwant Singh, who was involved in terrorist activities in the early 1990s – have been pending with Canadian authorities for years. Interpol Red Corner Notice is also pending against him.

Indian authorities had requested the deportation of Gurpreet Singh, who is also involved in terror cases and provided his Canadian address, but no action was taken, officials said.

He said requests were made to deport dreaded gangsters including Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dalla, wanted in 16 criminal cases, and Satinderjit Singh Brar alias Goldie Brar, who claimed responsibility for the murder of famous Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala but produced evidence against them. Went. No action was taken by the Government of Canada.

He said that separatist organizations are openly issuing murder threats, promoting separatist agenda and carrying out targeted killings in India.

He said the high profile murder of popular singer Sidhu Moosewala by a Canada-based gangster linked to pro-Khalistan elements “is a classic example of this”.

He said other wanted terrorists based in Canada include Gurwant Singh Bath of Khalistan’s Dashmesh Regiment, Bhagat Singh Brar (who is the son of Pakistan-based terrorist Lakhbir Singh Rode), Moninder Singh Bual, Satinder Pal Singh Gill.

Nijjar, who carries a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh, was born on November 10, 1977 in Punjab and was associated with the now-banned Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF). He was arrested in the mid-1990s. He managed to get bail and fled India on February 19, 1997, assuming the fake identity of Ravi Sharma and obtaining a travel document in that name.

In 2013–14, Nijjar visited Pakistan where he met Jagtar Singh Tara of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), who was wanted in the murder of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.

During that period he was recruited by the ISI, helping him organize a covert training camp for Sikh extremist groups associated with the Khalistan movement in the Missigen Hills of British Columbia.

Nijjar, designated as a terrorist by the Union Home Ministry, was also accused of working in collaboration with Jagtar Singh Tara-led Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). He has been associated with Dal Khalsa leader Gajender Singh, who was the main accused in the hijacking of an Indian Airlines flight in 1981.

His name was included in the most wanted list submitted by then-Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2018.

Officials said Nijjar, along with criminals like Arsh Dalla, was raising huge amounts of money for anti-India activities through various means including drug money and finance from gurudwaras.

He said Canada’s current diplomatic standoff with India appears to be motivated by failures on the domestic political front and the declining popularity of the current government and that the expulsion of an Indian diplomat is aimed at garnering support from the Sikh population, particularly those supporting Do those who support it. Khalistani sentiments. to do. ,

Officials said Canadian authorities had failed to uncover any direct connection of Indian authorities with Nijjar’s murder and pointed to the murder of another Canadian citizen, Ripudaman Malik, who was accused by Nijjar and others of publishing Sri Guru Granth. There was an allegation of the murder of Sikhs. Had to face the wrath of For Justice. Sahib by Satnam Religious Propagation Society (SRPS). A few days later, he was assassinated by unknown gunmen.