Toronto, Canada: As per certain media reports that the Indian Government authority was also denied access to the guest list, for Justin Trudeau’s reception in India.
Amidst questions over invitation of Khalistani militant Jaspal Atwal for Justin Trudeau’s reception during his visit to India, the Prime Minister’s Office in Canada does not allow even the security services track their guest list.
Earlier, Canada’s Public Safety Minister hailed the security services in relation to the visit.
“All Canadians can be assured that our police and our security agencies have done their job in relation to this visit and they have done it very well,” said Ralph Goodale, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, in the assembly, as quoted by CTV News.
Pro-Khalistani militant Jaspal Singh Atwal was invited to dine with Prime Minister Trudeau at a formal event hosted by Canadian High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel.The invite was later rescinded.
Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) Randeep S. Sarai, however, took responsibility for inviting Atwal to Trudeau’s reception dinner in New Delhi, reads a report in The Tribune.
Jaspal Atwal was convicted of the attempted murder of Punjab minister, Malkiat Singh Sidhu, on Vancouver Island in 1986.
Prime Minister Trudeau also received backlash over his wife Sophie Trudeau’s photo with Jaspal Atwal.