A map showing a distorted Jammu and Kashmir – without the entire PoK area including Gilgit and Baltistan – was placed at an event in New Delhi where the Canadian PM and his wife were speaking at.
India has firmly maintained that Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir is a part of India and has been encroached upon by Pakistan. The distortion of the map will come as further embarrassment for the Canadian government.
Trudeau’s maiden India visit has been marred by controversy after a convicted Khalistani terrorist, Jaspal Atwal, was seen attending a dinner hosted by him. Atwal had been convicted of shooting at visiting Punjab cabinet minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu on Vancouver Island in 1986.
High Commissioner Nadir Patel cancelled Atwal’s invite for the dinner, hosted last night for Trudeau, while the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said it will “ascertain” how Atwal entered India.