By Steve Dellar  |  03-09-2018   News
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Weeks after it was finished, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s India visit (which was eventful and described by commentators as a ‘slow-moving train wreck’) continues to stir.

As we’ve informed you, Mr. Trudeau had brought his whole family to India with him and dressed up in colorful outfits to please the Indians, hoping to get some trade agreements. Except for laughter and snubs, he did not get much (see our related coverage).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jaspal Atwal, the man who stirred controversy when he appeared at dinner reception during Prime Minister Trudeau&#39;s trip to India, held a press conference to renounce Sikh extremism and terror. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Twitter Moments Canada (@CanadaMoments) <a href="">March 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It now even appears that he is forced to apologize officially to India for inviting an alleged Sikh extremist to an official event. Mr. Trudeau’s cabinet has expressed their regret for "any embarrassment this matter has caused".

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The extremist, Mr. Jaspal Atwal, a Canadian citizen of Indian origin, had been convicted in India for trying to assassinate a minister in the 1980s when tensions between Sikhs and Hindus in India were very high.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former Sikh militant apologises for causing embarrassment to Trudeau in India<a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; HT Punjab (@HTPunjab) <a href="">March 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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After the Indian press had focused on this invitation extended by the Canadian cabinet for a few days, 62-year-old Mr. Atwal was forced to apologize on Canada’s behalf for having insulted the Indian government: "I am sorry for any embarrassment this matter has caused to Canada, India, my community and my family."

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"I renounce any form of terrorism. I do not advocate for an independent Sikh nation. I, like the vast majority of Sikhs who once advocated for this cause, have reconciled with the nation of India."


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