NEW DELHI: Canadian immigration authorities barring senior Indian Police officer from entering Canada on charges of terrorism and gross human rights abuse has annoyed India which has taken up the matter with the Canadian government.
Relations between India and Canada could take another hit as a retired senior police officer was denied entry at Vancouver airport.
Officials said the decision was taken partly because immigration authorities deemed him to have served a government that engages in “terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide”.
Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who retired with the rank of inspector general of police from the Central Reserve Police Force in 2010, was declared inadmissible under a subsection of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act last week.
India said on Tuesday that it has taken up the matter with the government of Canada which brands India a serial abuser of human rights.