Hardeep Singh Nijjar's Canadian citizenship has come under question following Canadian PM Trudeau's remarks on Monday
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
in a parliamentary session on Monday said that Canada
is looking at "credible allegations potentially linking" the Indian state to Hardeep Singh Nijjar
's murder. The Khalistan supporter was shot dead outside a Gurudwara in Surrey on June 18, 2023.
Trudeau added that he brought Nijjar's slaying up with PM Narendra Modi during the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
“Over the past number of weeks Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a potential link between agents of the government of India
and the killing of a Canadian citizen
, Hardeep Singh Nijjar," Trudeau said. The Indian diplomat in Ottawa was expelled.
India has rejected the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister, calling it 'absurd and motivated'. The Canadian diplomat in New Delhi has been expelled.
Amid, the tensions building between India and Canada, questions about Nijjar's citizenship have come up.
Was Hardeep Singh Nijjar a Canadian citizen?
Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who moved to Canada in 1997, was the president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey. He worked as a plumber before, several media outlets reported.
The 45-year-old claimed refugee status in Canada, per Global News. The report adds that he used a false passport to enter the country.
The Global News adds that Nijjar's refugee claim was rejected but 11 days after that he married a woman who sponsored him for immigration. That too, according to the report, was rejected. Now, the Khalistan supporter called himself a Canadian citizen and Trudeau too referred him as one in the House of Commons on Monday.
Now, several social media users are questioning if Nijjar was a Canadian citizen.
"To expel an Indian diplomat based on an internal report (In a fucking ongoing investigation!!!) that has a "potential" that Indian government was involved in the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar is insane. Absolutely bat shit insane behaviour form Trudeau and CO," Daniel Bordman, a senior correspondent for the National Telegraph, tweeted.
"So, it seems Trudeau and his ministers can not even get correct infos from their own intelligence: apparently, Nijjar was NOT a Canadian citizen ?," another one added.