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Trudeau Says ‘The Situation Is Worrying’, He reached out to Indian authorities to highlight concerns | India News


JALANDHAR: In stating that the “situation” regarding farmers’ protest in India “is worrying,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Canada has reached out to Indian authorities to highlight its concerns.
Trudeau also said that Canada will always be there to defend the right to peaceful protest.
“I would be remiss if I didn’t start by also acknowledging the news coming from India about the farmers’ protests. The situation is worrying and we are all very concerned about family and friends. I know that is the reality for many of you, ”Trudeau said while speaking during an online event Monday night to mark the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, which was also attended by other Canadian ministers of Sikh and Punjabi origin.
Speaking further on the subject, he said: “Let me remind you that Canada will always be there to defend the right to peaceful protests. We believe in the importance of dialogue and that is why we have approached through multiple means directly to the Indian authorities to highlight our concerns ”.
Although previously, several Canadian MPs and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh had raised concerns about the use of force as farmers from Punjab marched on Delhi. However, with the Canadian prime minister now speaking out on the issue, the issue has effectively gone international. British MPs Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill have also opposed the use of force on farmers in Haryana, as desperate attempts were made to prevent them from reaching Delhi.

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