Now journalist part of Canadian PM delegation who had protested PM Modi’s visit to country in 2015: Report

“In April 2015, pictures of Saini holding banners that said, ‘Modi is a Terrorist’, ‘Modi you are not welcome in Canada’ and ‘India out of Khalistan’ with Air India One in the background had gone viral during Modi’s state visit to Canada. Saini also attended a formal event hosted by High Commissioner of Canada in India, Nadir Patel, in New Delhi Thursday. He is also expected to be part of the media delegation when Trudeau meets Modi on Friday,” the report said.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 23 2018 11:00AM | Updated Date: Feb 23 2018 11:00AM
Now journalist part of Canadian PM delegation who had protested PM Modi’s visit to country in 2015: ReportCanadian PM Justin Trudeau’s visit to India

In unending controversies  surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India, a journalist who had protested Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada in 2015, is also part of visiting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s delegation, said a media report.

Report published in The Indian Express quoting sources said Manvir Singh Saini is part of Trudeau’s media delegation and has accompanied him to all officials events.

“In April 2015, pictures of Saini holding banners that said, ‘Modi is a Terrorist’, ‘Modi you are not welcome in Canada’ and ‘India out of Khalistan’ with Air India One in the background had gone viral during Modi’s state visit to Canada. Saini also attended a formal event hosted by High Commissioner of Canada in India, Nadir Patel, in New Delhi Thursday. He is also expected to be part of the media delegation when Trudeau meets Modi on Friday,” the report said.

The report also quoted Saini confirming that he was part of Trudeau’s media delegation and was attending the event hosted by Canadian High Commissioner.

Saini works for a Canadian TV channel, TV84, run by Dr Amarjit Singh, said the report.

Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Thursday initiated a probe into how a visa was issued to Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Khalistani separatist, which forced High Commissioner Patel to cancel the dinner invite extended to Atwal.

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