Gurmeet Toor, a pro-Khalistan activist living in Canada, has claimed to have received a letter from the Canadian police outlining a threat to his life.
The alleged threat came weeks after the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, also a pro-Khalistan-activist, outside a gurudwara in Surrey, British Columbia, according to multiple Canadian news publications.
The claim was made through a statement allegedly released by a group named Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), according to CBC News.
The statement has garnered public attention considering the ongoing bilateral tension brewing between India and Canada over a statement made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blaming Indian government operatives for the death of Nijjar who was shot to death on June 18.
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SFJ also claims that Toor and Nijjar were associates supporting the
common goal of Khalistan, which is an idea of a state for the Sikh community, separate from India.
The Vancouver Sun claimed that the two men were friends involved in similar
SFJ claims that Toor received the warning letter from Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) late on August 24, according to CBC.
No statement has been released by the Surrey RCMP about the claims made by SFJ. SFJ has been on the radar of Indian investigation agencies since 2019, according to Indian news publication The Indian Express.
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