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As the Father, So the Son? When Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau Defended a “Future Air India Bomber”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “absurd” criticism of Justin Trudeau’s stunning claims against India has sent shockwaves across the world’s diplomatic community. Trudeau has claimed that “agents of the Government of India” were responsible for the death of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in his nation this year. Some experts in global affairs have questioned whether Justin Trudeau is continuing in his father’s foreign policy legacy.

Talwinder Singh Parmar, the guy who planned the horrifying bombing of an Air India airliner off the coast of Ireland in 1985 that murdered 331 people, received protection from Canada. Because India, while being a Commonwealth member, did not recognize the authority of the Queen, who was Canada’s sovereign, the Canadian government under Justin’s father Pierre Trudeau refused to extradite him to India.

Parmar founded Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), also known as Babbar Khalsa, a Sikh militant organization active in the Khalistan cause. He also served as its head and Jathedar.

“The 1982 Indian plea to repatriate Talwinder Parmar to India for murder was rejected by Pierre Trudeau’s government on the quaint grounds that India was not sufficiently reverent to the Queen. It’s not a joke, that. Since India only acknowledged Her Majesty as Head of the Commonwealth and not as Head of State, Canadian diplomats had to inform their Indian colleagues that the extradition procedures between Commonwealth nations would not apply. Case concluded!,” said renowned Canadian journalist Terry Milewski in one of his novels.

Parmar was detained in Germany in 1983 after being suspected of murdering 2 Punjab Police policemen in 1981. After being freed in 1984, he promptly went back to Canada. Parmar eventually entered India illegally from Pakistan but was killed by the Punjab Police. Khalistanis in Canada paid tribute to him while the authorities watched. Later, he was identified as the perpetrator of the 1985 Air India bombing, the deadliest example of mass murder and terrorist strike in Canadian history.

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