Justin Trudeau rescinds India dinner invite to Sikh separatist

Source: BBC News

Canada has withdrawn an invitation to an alleged Sikh extremist to attend an official dinner with its Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while he is in Delhi.

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Mr Trudeau, on a first state visit to India, said Jaspal Atwal should never have been invited to Thursday’s meal.

Jaspal Atwal, a Canadian citizen of Indian origin, was convicted and later acquitted of trying to assassinate an Indian minister in 1986.

He is accused of having been a member of a now banned Sikh extremist group.

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