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Khalistan And Other Issues Figure In Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Talks With Amarinder Singh

Picture Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle
Picture Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for a one-on-one meeting at the Taj hotel.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he took up with Canadian PM, the militancy concerns the state was facing.

He also raised the issue of Khalistan, as money has been flowing in from various countries including Canada, Amarinder said after the meeting.

According to various media reports, in the 40-minute meeting, Amarinder raised the Khalistan issue with Trudeau with the latter assuring him that Canada did not support any separatist movement in India or elsewhere.

Further reports show that the Punjab Chief Minister also interacted with other members of the Canadian cabinet, including three Sikh ministers.

Earlier , Chief Minister Singh had confirmed to the media that he will meet the Canadian Prime Minister and was hopeful that the meeting would strengthen the “close Indo-Canadian business ties as well as the deep-rooted people-to-people relations.”

The Chief Minister it may be recalled  had earlier refused to meet Trudeau, claiming the Canadian Prime Minister’s cabinet members were connected and supported the formation of Khalistan, a separate Sikh state movement.

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