Tensions have flared between Canada and India over the issue of Khalistani extremism and its active members, culminating in both countries asking each other’s diplomats to leave. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised suspicions about Indian agencies’ involvement in the June murder of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Consequently, this dispute has escalated to the point where both nations have instructed each other’s diplomats to depart.
Support for Khalistani groups escalates with threats against ‘Hindus’
Khalistani organizations, bolstered by the Canadian government’s support, have issued threats to “Hindus.” Amid these developments, Indian security and intelligence agencies have initiated an “All-Out” plan to counter the Khalistani movement. This comprehensive strategy involves various central and state-level agencies and was first launched from Punjab. The plan aims to neutralize Khalistani terrorists and active members based in Canada and dampen their influence.
A Diplomatic Crisis Begins
According to sources, following Prime Minister Trudeau’s statements in the Canadian Parliament and the ensuing diplomatic tension between the two countries, the Indian central government began its strategic planning. Since the Canadian Parliament, including Prime Minister Trudeau himself, had accused Indian agencies of involvement in the case, the central government initiated this plan to manage the situation. The top-level meeting included officials from the NSA, IB, NIA, RAW, and the Ministry of External Affairs.
Khalistani activists and terrorists listed for action
India has already shared a list of more than fifty active Khalistani terrorists, including several “most-wanted” individuals, with Canada. However, Canada has not taken any action against them. The Khalistani movement is connected to 21 terrorists who are also wanted by Indian agencies. Indian authorities are actively working to extradite these individuals to India. It is likely that this matter will be raised at international forums, potentially including the United Nations.
Cracking down on Khalistani extremism
Indian security agencies are now actively working to curb the influence of Khalistani activists and terrorists based in Canada. They are also targeting those who provide support, financially or otherwise, to the Khalistani movement in India. The list includes sympathizers, financiers, and supporters who have been aiding the movement from Canadian soil. The objective is to dismantle the Khalistani network by taking strict legal actions against them.
Gurugram police crackdown
In a significant development, Indian authorities have begun crackdown operations in several districts, primarily targeting the Gurugram-based supporters of gangster Goldy Brar, who is closely associated with the Khalistani movement. Law enforcement agencies have conducted raids in various districts, including Sri Muktsar Sahib, Moga, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, and Amritsar, to suppress Khalistani activities.
When Gurges are caught, Khalistani movement may freeze
Security agencies have compiled a list of individuals associated with Khalistani organizations in Canada. They are planning to extradite or take legal action against these individuals. The assets of these individuals will also be seized. The central government has declared the founder of SFJ (Sikh for Justice), Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, as a terrorist. His properties in Punjab and other states have already been confiscated. Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has been propagating the Khalistani movement while residing in Canada, switching between advocating for Khalistan in Lahore, Pakistan, and making declarations in Canada. Now, he is issuing threats to Hindus residing in Canada.