T S Dhillon, a retired Inspector General of CRPF has been denied entry into Canada which said he has worked in an organisation that allegedly engaged in ‘terrorism’ and ‘gross human rights violations’ which prompted India to object to the accusations strongly.
Canada which is known for its liberal foreign policy and embracing immigrants was on the wrong side when this event occurred wherein Dhillon who reached the country was not allowed to enter but was put up on a return flight couple of days later on May 20 to India. The country has however allowed Mrs.Dhillon.
“I landed with my wife in Canada on May 18 as I had a family event to attend. But the Canadian border agency at the airport did not allow me to enter the country.
“I told them that I am a retired senior officer of the Indian police, the CRPF. But, they did not heed to my statements and instead talked to me very rudely and in an unpleasant manner. They told me that my force had indulged in human rights violations,” Dhillon said.
Extrenal Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said “We have seen the news report regarding denial of entry by Canadian authorities to a senior retired Indian Police Officer. Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable. We have taken up the matter with the government of Canada,” Baglay said.
High Commissioner of Canada Nadir Patel said the wording in the document does not reflect the Canada’s policy towards India or any organisation in particular.