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Modi hugs Trudeau, amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

Sun Online Desk     23rd February, 2018 01:36:04 printer

Modi hugs Trudeau, amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau with a hug, a day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to rescind a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician during a visit to Canada in the 1980s.

 

Jaspal Atwal, a former member of a banned Sikh separatist group, had been invited to a Thursday evening party for Trudeau at Canada's High Commission in New Delhi.

 

Canada quickly withdrew the invitation once it was discovered, with Trudeau telling reporters: "The individual in question never should have received an invitation."

 

Trudeau, who is in India an eight-day visit, met Modi on Friday. Canada's Sikh population includes some who support a breakaway Sikh state inside India. Reports AP.


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