Threat posters taken off gurdwara where Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed
The posters at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in British Columbia’s Surrey had set off alarm bells for New Delhi. Nijjar is wanted in India by the NIA for his role in terror activities. A video, sent to TOI, shows some persons removing the posters, some bearing pictures of Nijjar and the others holding three Indian diplomats in Canada responsible for his killing in the parking lot of the gurdwara by two masked gunmen on June 18.
According to the sources, the local authorities in British Columbia exerted pressure on both the gurdwara management and local pro-Khalistan leaders to pull down the posters.
The removal of the posters is being seen as a step to convey a positive message to New Delhi, signalling Ottawa’s proactive stance in addressing concerns related to anti-India elements operating on its soil.
Following Nijjar’s killing, pro-Khalistan leaders, especially Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of the outlawed Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), had called for action against the three Indian diplomats and announced a $10,000 reward for information about the trio’s addresses.