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MEA summons Canadian envoy over Trudeau’s remarks on farmers’ protests, says a repeat would ‘severely injury’ ties


New Delhi: India on Friday summoned the Canadian Excessive Commissioner and conveyed to him that the feedback made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some other leaders there on the farmers’ agitation constituted an “unacceptable interference” within the country’s internal affairs.

The Canadian diplomat was once also educated that such actions, if persisted, would collect a “severely negative” affect on the bilateral ties, the external affairs ministry mentioned.

Trudeau, backing the agitating farmers in India, had mentioned that Canada will continuously be there to defend the rights of peaceable protests, and expressed grief over the blueprint.

“The Canadian Excessive Commissioner was once summoned to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs this day and educated that feedback by the Canadian Prime Minister, some Cupboard Ministers and participants of Parliament on factors relating to to Indian farmers constitute an unacceptable interference in our internal affairs,” the MEA mentioned, adding a demarche was once made to the envoy.

The MEA mentioned these feedback by the Canadian leaders collect inspired “gatherings of extremist actions” in entrance of the Indian Excessive Payment and Consulates in Canada, elevating factors of security and security.

“We put a question to the Canadian govt to create certain that the fullest security of Indian diplomatic personnel and its political leaders to chorus from pronouncements that legitimise extremist activism,” the MEA mentioned.

Canada’s Indian-starting up Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan too had expressed considerations over stories of the “peaceable protesters being brutalised in India”.

“The stories of peaceable protesters being brutalised in India are very troubling. A model of my constituents collect family there and are timid in regards to the safety of their members of the family. Wholesome democracies enable peaceable explain. I poke those eager to uphold this classic upright,” he tweeted on Sunday.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and several other states collect been protesting for closing nine days on the borders of Delhi against three farm prison pointers.

The farmers and the govt. are holding talks on the topic.

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