Canada denies entry to retired CRPF officer over ‘rights abuse, torture’ by paramilitary force

Relations between India and Canada marked by recent friction could be another success as senior officer retired entry CRPF was rejected at Vancouver Airport last week, partly because immigration officials felt they had served a government that was Involves in a “systematic and brutal terrorism” human rights violations or genocide. ”
Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who retired with the rank of Inspector General of the Police of the Central Reserve Police in 2010, was declared inadmissible under a section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada.
A document given to Dhillon at the airport said he was “a high-level official prescribed in the service of a government which, in the opinion of the minister, engages in or committed terrorism, systematic or gross violations of human rights man or Genocide, a war crime or a crime against humanity. “This astounding condemnation of India has been removed in a second report issued by immigration authorities at Vancouver Airport. However, it has always felt that it could not be admitted as it had served with the CRPF, which had “committed systemic and systematic abuse of human rights, such as torture, arbitrary detention, murder and sexual assault.”
In a telephone conversation Ludhiana, where Dhillon is returned after being prevented from entering the former officer said that he had been traveling in Canada for more than 30 years and had visited several times as CRPF Service Officer. He said that he had issued a Canadian visa in India, which was valid until 2024. Considering the serious consequences that this action could have on bilateral relations, the Hindustan Times sought comments from Canada’s Global Affairs, which replied that . “Please contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship”

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