Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday ignored the question asked by ANI journalist about an invitation to Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal for a formal dinner reception.
When a journalist of news agency ANI posed the question to Trudeau during his visit to Jama Masjid in the national capital with his family, the Canadian PM refused to even acknowledge the question and continued posing for shutterbugs.
It was later reported that Justin Trudeau had cancelled a dinner invite Jaspal Atwal, who is a convicted Khalistani terrorist.
The cancellation came after a photograph of Atwal posing with the Canadian Prime Minister's wife Sophie Trudeau in Mumbai surfaced. He was also photographed with Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi. It also came shortly after Trudeau met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who raised the Khalistani terror issue in the meeting.
Who is Jaspal Atwal?
Jaspal Atwal was active in banned terrorist group international Sikh Youth Federation. Atwal and three others were in 1987 convicted of attempted murder of Akali Dal leader Malkiat Singh Sidhu.