1. High Commissioner of Canada to India expresses regret over denial of entry to retired CRPF IG

High Commissioner of Canada to India expresses regret over denial of entry to retired CRPF IG

Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel on Tuesday spoke about the retired CRPF officer not being allowed entry into Canada and said that the Canadian government regretted any inconvenience that might have been experienced by the officer and his family.

By: | Updated: May 23, 2017 10:47 PM
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Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel on Tuesday spoke about the retired CRPF officer not being allowed entry into Canada and said that the Canadian government regretted any inconvenience that might have been experienced by the officer and his family. Earlier today, the Ministry of External Affairs had released a statement saying that such characterisation of CRPF was completely unacceptable. The MEA had said that it would take up the matter with Canada.

Earlier, it had been reported by the PTI that a retired IG of the CRPF had been denied entry into Canada by airport authorities. The airpost authorities stoped him on the ground that he had been involved in an organisation engaged in “terrorism” and “gross human rights violation”. This had prompted a strong reaction from India. Retired Inspector General of the CRPF, T S Dhillon, with his wife, landed in Canad on May 18 but had been sent on a return flight two days later on May 20. his wife, had however been allowed entry into the country. Speaking to PTI, he said, “I landed with my wife in Canada on May 18 as I had a family event to attend. But the Canadian border agency at the airport did not allow me to enter the country…I told them that I am a retired senior officer of the Indian police, the CRPF. But, they did not heed to my statements and instead talked to me very rudely and in an unpleasant manner. They told me that my force had indulged in human rights violations,”

External Affairs Ministery Spokesperson Gopal Baglay meanwhile had criticised the incident. Addressing the media, he had said, “We have seen the news report regarding the denial of entry by Canadian authorities to a senior retired Indian Police Officer. Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable. We have taken up the matter with the Government of Canada”

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    kalimsaif2006@yahoo.com
    May 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    No need to say sorry.Our Govt.is bold enough to take a revert ACTION
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      Satyameva Jayate
      May 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm
      India should not let up and fall for Canada's spinning of words. The statements issued by Canada can be deemed to apologise not for deporting Mr. Dhillon but for issuing a visa to him. India should not let Canada hide behind diplomatic charades and phrases like "Canada's privacy laws prevent me from commenting further". India should insist that Canada MUST do the following: 1. Certify that CRPF or any other Indian Government organisation is not on any Consular Watch List. 2. Take corrective action against the person/s responsible for wrongly deporting Mr. Dhillon and other Indian citizens. 3.Those supporting "khalistan" should be treated as using Canadian soil for hurting and inciting violence in another country; and legal action should be taken against them. 4.Next time a high ranking Canadian officer visits, deny them entry on the ground of harboring thousands of khalistani terrorists.
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        Sampath
        May 24, 2017 at 12:35 am
        Unacceptable , canada has been protecting terrorists. They refused to handover kanishk bombers, have been funding terrorists in India. And pak army generals and isi folks have safe heavens in Canada remember pak being champion of human rights. They think Frankenstein monster will effect only India. Karma will bite back.
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