"Unfortunately Canada is the only country in the world which is providing platform, or is seen to be providing a platform to the Khalistan elements, Not USA, Not UK and that is a matter of concern," Prakash told ANI.
The diplomat also acknowledged the existence of a "cloud" on the Indo-Canadian bilateral relationship, saying, "Both countries share an important relationship. There is certainly a cloud on our relation due to the Khalistan issue."
"99 percent of Sikhs love Canada and India. There is a microscopic percentage of radical Khalistan elements who control Gurudwaras. Money, donated by pious Sikhs, goes to them and they use it to spread radical agenda and spread hatred towards India," Prakash explained.
The Diplomat's remarks came after the reports emerged that convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal was invited for a formal dinner with the Canadian Prime Minister, hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner, scheduled to take place later in the day.
However, the Canadian High Commission later confirmed that the invitation to Khalistani terrorist to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's reception has been rescinded.