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Canada has withdrawn an invitation to an alleged Sikh extremist to attend an official dinner with its Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while he is in Delhi.


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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