What is the Khalistan separatist movement behind India-Canada rift? – Lifotravel

The killing of prominent Sikh leader and Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar by two masked gunmen in British Columbia in June — and Canada’s accusation this week that the Indian government was involved — has brought renewed attention to a Sikh separatist cause called the Khalistan movement.

The movement, which was championed by Nijjar, aims to establish a sovereign state for the Sikh population in the northern Indian region of Punjab. It is outlawed in India.

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