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A TADA detenu, now a VIP guest (Relevant for GS prelims and GS mains paper II)

Amarjeet Sohi will lead a Canadian team to Gujarat summit.

Background of Amarjeet Sohi:
Once branded a Khalistani terrorist with alleged links to Naxals and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, former Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) detenu Amarjeet Sohi will be welcomed back to India as a privileged guest next week to attend the Vibrant Gujarat summit as Canada’s Infrastructure and Communities Minister.
In 1988, as a 24-year-old youth activist, Amarjeet Sohi, who belonged to a family in Sangrur and had emigrated to Canada, returned to take part in a theatre programme in Bihar on land rights, when he was arrested under the dreaded TADA.
Eventually, Mr. Sohi’s release was helped by Amnesty International and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), who sent testimonies in his favour. 
 



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