With invitation to Khalistani terrorist in dinner event; Canada now goes into damage control
After Indian media got flooded with reports about an invitation to Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s dinner reception, the Canadian government resorted to damage control.
The Canadian Minister for Science and Sports Kirsty Duncan on Thursday said that Atwal should not have been invited.
Duncan, however, added that the invitation has now been rescinded and that they are now looking into the matter.
The Minister told media persons that the person in question should never have been invited and that it is rescinded for now.
Minister also said that they looking into how this happened.
Earlier today, the Canadian High Commission had confirmed that the invitation to Khalistani terrorist to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s reception has been rescinded.
Jaspal, a convicted Khalistani terrorist was active in the banned International Sikh Youth Federation.
His invitation and subsequent photograph with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife in a dinner hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner raised eyebrows in India.
Jaspal Atwal was convicted of the attempted murder of Punjab minister, Malkiat Singh Sidhu, on Vancouver Island in 1986.>