Three charged over killing of Sikh separatist leader in Canada – in incident which sparked diplomatic spat with India | World News

Three individuals have been charged in connection with the killing of Sikh separatist leader, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, in Canada. The incident, which occurred earlier this year, sparked a diplomatic spat between Canada and India, as Bhindranwale was a controversial figure in Indian politics.

Bhindranwale, who was the leader of the Sikh militant group, Khalistan Commando Force, was shot dead in his home in Vancouver on April 15th. His killing shocked the Sikh community in Canada and abroad, as he was seen as a symbol of Sikh separatism and resistance against the Indian government.

The three individuals charged in connection with Bhindranwale’s killing have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, Balraj Singh and Parminder Singh. They are all Canadian citizens of Sikh descent and are believed to have ties to Sikh extremist groups.

The investigation into Bhindranwale’s killing was complex and involved cooperation between Canadian and Indian authorities. The Canadian government has been criticized for not doing enough to crack down on Sikh extremist groups operating in the country, while the Indian government has accused Canada of harboring and supporting individuals who are seeking to promote Sikh separatism.

The diplomatic spat between Canada and India over Bhindranwale’s killing has raised concerns about the growing influence of Sikh extremist groups in Canada and their potential to disrupt relations between the two countries. The Canadian government has pledged to take action against individuals who are involved in promoting violence and extremism, while also respecting the rights of the Sikh community in Canada.

The killing of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale has brought attention to the ongoing tensions between the Indian government and Sikh separatist groups, and has highlighted the challenges facing the Sikh community in Canada. It is important for both countries to work together to address the root causes of extremism and prevent further violence in the future.