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Canadian PM Trudeau supports protesting farmers, India says remark as ‘interference’

Canadian PM Trudeau supports protesting farmers India says remark as interference

Eastern Times, New Delhi : In an online event, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended his support to all the farmers who have been protesting against the three farm laws saying that “Canada will always stand by the right to peaceful protests”. Speaking in one voice, some members of the country’s cabinet also supported Trudeau’s statement.

However, reacting sharply over this matter, the Indian Foreign Ministry stated, “This comment is interference in India’s internal affairs. If this continues, it will have an impact on the relations between the two countries”. That is why the ambassador has been summoned.

“Extremists have protested in front of the Indian Embassy in Canada for such comments.

The situation was such that the Indian government is concerned enough about security, the statement added. Ministry of Foreign Affairs assured that Indians residing in Canada will be provided public safety.  In fact, the Indian government does not want the issue of peasant movement to be internationalised in any way.

On the other hand, despite multiple meetings on farm laws among the ministers in New Delhi, the farmers have decided on Thursday to continue with their protests and would not solve the issue mutually with the Centre.

Farmers refuse Shah’s offer to talk, continue to block Delhi borders

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien visited the protesting farmers as representative on the Delhi-Haryana border on Friday. Coming out in support of the farmers, WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to the leaders of the farmers’ organisation over phone on Friday.

Mamata wrote in a tweet, “14 years ago, on December 4, 2006, I started a 26-day hunger strike in Kolkata.

The demand of the strike was not to snatch agricultural land by force. This bill was passed without consulting the farmers. The Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Punjab have also requested the President to meet and discuss the issue.

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