Khalistani terrorist's invite: Canada PMO says he wasn't part of Trudeau's delegation
February 22, 2018  12:24
Canada PMO on the invitation to Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal, which has come as a huge embarrassment to their government especially after Justin Trudeau has categorically told Punjab CM Amarinder Singh that Canada will neither provide a safe harbour for terrorists or separatists.

The PMO statement: "This individual( Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal) should never have been invited to any event on the program, and his invitation has been rescinded. We are in the process of looking into how this occurred. That said, it's important to be clear that he is not part of official delegation to PMs visit to India, nor was he invited by the Prime Ministers Office. As is the case with international trips, individuals sometimes travel on their own to the location of the visit."

Convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal, who was active in the banned International Sikh Youth Federation, posed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Trudeau at an event in Mumbai on February 20, during the Canadian first family's visit to India.

Jaspal was also invited for a formal dinner with the Canadian Prime Minister, hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner on Thursday.

However, the invite has now been rescinded.

Image: Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, photographed with Jaspal Atwal (right) in Mumbai on February 20.
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