Shaheed Jathadar Hardeep Singh Nijjar

Shaheed Hardeep Singh Nijjar was born on October 11, 1977, in the district of Jalandhar in the state of Punjab.

He landed in Toronto Canada in February 1997 under a false identification to avoid being detected

In 1997, he fled India to Canada as a young man as he had been previously tortured by the Indian authorities under fabricated charges with no basis of evidence. In Canada

Shaheed Nijjar had started a career in plumbing along with volunteering to better his local community in the region of Surrey, British Columbia.

There has been an attempt to create the narrative from the state that Bhai Sahib was not a Canadian citizen but on the contrary it was confirmed by Canadian Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller that Shaheed Hardeep Singh Nijjar had gained Canadian Nationality on May 25th, 2007

In 1998 an affidavit filed in his refugee claim and was rejected in may 1998. In the following month while Shaheed Hardeep Singh Nijjar appealed this decision, he had agreed to an arranged marriage. The application for a judicial review of his refugee claim was again denied on November 4th and then had subsequently gotten married on November 21st.

Shaheed Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s involvement in the Khalistan movement and his prominence as a Sikh leader in western Canada led to his assassination. He was 45 years old when he was gunned down in his truck in June 2023 by two masked individuals. The assassination of Shaheed Nijjar has caused a division between Canada and India, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing Indian agents of involvement in the assassination in September nearly 4 months after the fact. A fact that Sikhs already knew from the day of the assassination as this has become a common intimidation tactic used by the Indian authorities. Shaheed Hardeep Singh Nijjar was warned by CISIS multiple times about threats to his life.  He had regularly been meeting with Canadian intelligence and RCMP officers leading up to his assassination on jJune 18th. However, when asked where these threats were coming from he did not receive an answer nor could they provide any protection. 

Hardeep Singh Nijjar played a significant role in the Sikh separatist movement, specifically in advocating for the creation of Khalistan, a separate Sikh homeland through a PEACEFUL non-binding referendum vote organized by Sikhs for Justice.

Nijjar was a prominent member of the Khalistan movement and was involved in organizing activities to support the cause. The Khalistan Referendum is an unofficial referendum organized by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) across multiple countries, including India, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, and Australia. The goal of the referendum is to seek a consensus among diasporic Sikhs for the potential creation of an independent Sikh state known as Khalistan within the territory of India.

An interesting note is that though Hardeep Singh Nijjar was not ever accused of a crime in Canada and acquitted of charges in India which were of a fabricated nature he was not allowed to fly on an airplane even within Canada. As a result though he organized the Khalistan referendum and was seen speaking in different parts of Canada. Hardeep Singh Nijjar was in fact driving to these locations from his residence in British Columbia. To put that in perspective, during rallies for the Khalistan referendum, Shaheed Nijjar would regularly be seen speaking during protests in Brampton. For reference that is approximately a 42 hour continuous drive. Which we believe was due to his involvement in the Sikh struggle movement for Khalistan and his vocal advocacy for it. While Nijjar was viewed as a Sikh rights advocate by many, the Indian government considered him a terrorist. This label of terrorist is unwarranted and unsupported as any Sikh who isn’t inline with the Indian regimes thoughts and action plan is automatically labeled as such with no founded basis.