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India Summons Canadian High Commissioner; Issues management on statements by Prime Minister Trudeau and other leaders on farmers’ protest | India News


NEW DELHI: India convened the Canadian High Commissioner on Friday and told him that comments made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some other leaders there about the agitation of farmers constituted “unacceptable interference” in the country’s internal affairs.
The Canadian diplomat was also told that such actions, if continued, would have a “seriously damaging” impact on bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry said.
Trudeau, who supported the agitated farmers of India, had said that Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protests and expressed concern about the situation.
“The High Commissioner of Canada was summoned today to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and reported that the comments of the Canadian prime minister, some cabinet ministers and members of parliament on issues related to Indian farmers constitute unacceptable interference in our internal affairs,” he said. the MEA. , adding a management was made to the sent.
The MEA said these comments by Canadian leaders have encouraged “meetings of extremist activities” in front of the Indian High Commission and Consulates in Canada, raising security issues.
“We hope that the Canadian government will guarantee maximum security for Indian diplomatic personnel and their political leaders will refrain from pronouncements that legitimize extremist activism,” the MEA said.
Canadian Indian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan also expressed concern over reports that “peaceful protesters are being brutalized in India.”
“Reports of peaceful protesters being brutalized in India are very concerning. Many of my constituents have relatives there and are concerned for the safety of their loved ones. Healthy democracies allow peaceful protests. I urge those involved to defend this fundamental right. “, said. tweeted on Sunday.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and several other states have been protesting for the past nine days on the borders of Delhi against three agricultural laws.
Farmers and the government have conversations on the subject.

Times of India