Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced in Parliament Monday that there’s “credible” intelligence linking brokers of the Indian authorities to the capturing dying of a Sikh temple chief in Surrey, B.C. Hardeep Singh Nijjar was the president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and a pacesetter within the Sikh independence motion in Canada.
July 22, 2022: Indian authorities announce a money reward for data resulting in Nijjar’s arrest, accusing him of involvement in an alleged assault on a Hindu priest in India.
June 18: Nijjar is shot useless in a automobile within the parking zone of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, sparking a big protest exterior the temple.
June 19: A detailed affiliate of Nijjar’s says the temple chief had been warned by Canadian intelligence officers about presumably being focused earlier than the capturing.
June 21: Police say they’re looking for two suspects who might have escaped the scene on foot by way of a close-by park, the place they met a getaway automobile.
June 24: Protesters collect exterior Vancouver’s Indian consulate, shouting slogans advocating for an impartial Sikh state in India.
June 25: Nijjar’s funeral is held on the gurdwara, reportedly attended by 1000’s.
July 4: Overseas Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she is worried concerning the security of India’s diplomats in Canada after protest posters accusing Indian officers of being linked to Nijjar’s dying are circulated locally.
Aug. 16: Murder investigators say they’re looking for a 3rd suspect within the case who might have been the motive force of a getaway automobile.
Sept. 3: The Surrey College District cancels the rental of a neighborhood college for the Sikh referendum and organizers threaten authorized motion.
Sept. 10: A referendum vote is held on the Surrey gurdwara the place Nijjar was killed, and organizers say the massive turnout led to the scheduling of a second vote on Oct. 29 for individuals who couldn’t vote.
Sept. 18: Trudeau addresses the Home of Commons saying the allegations of Indian involvement in Nijjar’s killing is “credible,” and Joly says Canada is ordering one diplomat to depart.
This report by The Canadian Press was first publishedSept. 18, 2023.