The Government of India has clarified that Canadian Prime Minister Mr.Justin Trudeau visiting India with his family is not slighted in maintaining official protocol.
It said that Indian side suggested that the visiting Prime Minister first have his official engagements in Delhi before travelling to other cities – Agra, Ahmedabd, Amritsar in India. Mr.Tridean and his officials themselves decided on his visiting Taj Mahal, Sabarmati Ashram and Golden Temple first.
He will arrive in Delhi from Amritsar on February 23 for an official reception and meeting with the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks.
Some time back when the Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan a Sikh visited Amritsar, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr.Amrinder Singh to refused to meet him for his contact with Khalistanis in Canada.
Although the Khalistan Militancy in Punjab was finally crushed long back but some of them are still active in Canada and Defence Minister Sardar Harjit is in touch with them.
India wants Trudeau to ensure that his Sikh ministers are not seen as endorsing in any way the Khalistan Movement. It is expected that in his meeting with Mr.Narendra Modi the Canadian Minister will clarify that Canada is not harbouring Khalistanis in Canada.