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India trip controversy follows Trudeau back to Canada

Justin Trudeau with his family at the Taj Mahal

By: Sarwar Alam

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced persistent criticism Thursday over a convicted Sikh extremist’s attendance at a Canadian event in Mumbai, nearly a week after the premier’s return from a trip to India. Opposition parties and editorialists heaped scorn on the prime minister and his Liberal government over the “fiasco” that dogged Trudeau during his first official visit to Indiato drum up trade and investment. Canadian-Indian businessman Jaspal Atwal was sentenced in Canada to 20 years in prison for a 1986 assassination attempt on an Indian politician, as part of a violent campaign to establish an independent Sikh state of Khalistan. Yet,…

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