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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Punjab state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal visit the Sikh shrine the Golden Temple in Amritsar. (NARINDER NANU)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Punjab state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal visit the Sikh shrine the Golden Temple in Amritsar. (NARINDER NANU)

Harper wraps up Indian visit with chaotic tour of Golden Temple Add to ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up a three-day tour of India Wednesday with a chaotic tour of the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The Prime Minister's visit to the crowded, sprawling temple attracted dozens of Indian cameramen and photographers, who turned the tight perimeter around Mr. Harper into an angry roiling mosh pit.

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It was a far different scene earlier in the day in New Delhi when Mr. Harper toured the world's largest Hindu temple, strolling through magnificent empty boulevards.

The last Canadian prime minister to visit the Golden Temple - site of a violent clash in 1984 that ultimately led to the bombing of an Air India flight out of Vancouver a year later - was Liberal Jean Chrétien in 2003.

Mr. Harper arrives back in Canada on Thursday morning.



 

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