New Delhi [India] Feb. 22 (ANI) : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday reacted strongly against the invitation of Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal for a dinner reception hosted by the Canadian High Commission in Mumbai. Also Read - Prashant Kishor Appointed as Political Analyst of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh

Swamy also questioned Canadians’ stand about not supporting Khalistan. Also Read - Coronavirus: 5 States Witness Spurt in Cases in 24 Hours, Maharashtra Extends Lockdown in 2 Districts | Key Points

“It was foolish on our part to not do a background check. And how could Canadians, who claim that they do not support the Khalistani, allow the same,” he told ANI. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?

In a recently released photo, Atwal was seen posing along with Canadian Prime Minister’s wife, Sophie Trudeau.

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who visited Jama Masjid in the national cpital, with his family, avoided to reply questions on the same.

Meanwhile, the invite has now been rescinded, the Canadian Consulate told ANI.

Jaspal Atwal, who was convicted of the attempted murder of Punjab minister, Malkiat Singh Sidhu, on Vancouver Island in 1986; is a convicted Khalistani terrorist, who was active in the banned International Sikh Youth Federation. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.