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The Intercept: Indian Government Memo Targeted Sikh Separatists Ahead of Activist’s Murder

HeadlineDec 12, 2023

A secret memorandum issued by India’s government last April ordered diplomatic staff in North America to launch a “sophisticated crackdown scheme” against Sikh diaspora organizations in Western countries. That’s according to The Intercept, which reveals the memo lists several Sikh dissidents under investigation by India’s intelligence agencies, including the Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was murdered in Vancouver in June in what Canada’s government said was an assassination arranged by India’s government. The memo said, “Concrete measures shall be adopted to hold the suspects accountable.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long been accused of targeting Sikh leaders at home and abroad.

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