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in a way that has caused much pain to many individuals

in a way that has caused much pain to many individuals

Jaspal Atwal Says He Asked Liberal MP To Attend Trudeau Reception

canada goose outlet online store review VANCOUVER A man at the centre of a controversy surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to India says he has renounced terrorism and no Canada Goose online longer advocates for Sikh separatism. canada goose outlet online store review

canada goose factory outlet Jaspal Atwal said Thursday that since he was convicted of trying to kill an Indian cabinet minister in 1986, he has tried to contribute to Canadian society and those efforts include meeting politicians from various parties. canada goose factory outlet

“While nothing Canada Goose Online can excuse my conduct, I can only say that during that time in the early 1980s I reacted to the Indian army storming the Golden Temple. in a way that has caused much pain to many individuals,” he told a news conference at his lawyer’s office in Vancouver.

canada goose outlet 80 off “I have nothing but regret and remorse for my actions.” canada goose outlet 80 off

Before he recently left for a trip to India, Atwal said he contacted Liberal canada goose factory sale MP Randeep Sarai to see if canada goose uk shop there was a chance for him to attend a reception with Trudeau.

canada goose outlet store uk Atwal went to the reception in Mumbai and canada goose outlet was photographed with Trudeau’s wife, causing a political and diplomatic canada goose clearance uproar. An invitation Atwal received to another reception in New https://www.gooseyou.com canada goose uk black friday Delhi canadian goose jacket was rescinded as soon as news broke that he was on the guest list. canada goose outlet store uk

Atwal said he received an invitation from the Canadian ambassador after asking Sarai.

canada goose kensington parka uk “When my attendance became the news story that brings us here today, I was completely shocked and devastated,” he said. “When I asked to consider attending the reception, I had assumed there would be no problem. canada goose kensington parka uk

BREAKING: Convicted attempted murderer invited to state dinner with Trudeau in India.

canada goose outlet montreal “However, I want to again stress this, that terrible event that happened in the past is something I live with every day and something that I take complete responsibility for. I, like the Sikh community and Indians generally, have moved on from the issue that divided us almost 40 years ago.” canada goose outlet montreal

In a previous interview with The Canadian Press, Atwal said he received an invitation directly from the Canadian ambassador’s office.

He said he had a “good relationship” with Trudeau, who uk canada goose knows him by name. in 2008 or 2009, he said.

canada goose outlet factory The Prime Minister’s Office has said there is no merit to the assertions by Atwal. canada goose outlet factory

canada goose outlet shop During Trudeau’s trip to India, the prime minister’s national security adviser suggested in Canada Goose Jackets a background briefing arranged by the PMO that Atwal’s presence was canada goose coats arranged by factions within the Indian government canada goose black friday sale who want to prevent Prime cheap canada goose uk Minister Narendra Canada Goose Parka Modi from getting too cosy with a foreign government they believe is not committed to a united India. canada goose outlet shop

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canada goose outlet ontario Atwal’s lawyer, Rishi Gill, said his client was never in contact with anyone from the Indian government to act on its behalf. canada goose outlet ontario

“He basically went to this occasion, canada goose store put his name in, he assumes he was vetted appropriately, he has not hid who he was, he has not changed his name,” he said. “If you Google Mr. Atwal you find information about him. It’s not as if the fact the events that occurred, again, almost four decades ago were not in the news.”

Atwal, a one time member of a Sikh separatist group that is banned in Canada and India as a terrorist organization, was convicted of attempting to kill Indian cabinet minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu on cheap Canada Goose Vancouver Island in 1986.

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