anadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has described the situation related to the ongoing farmers’ protest in India as “concerning” and said his government has been in touch with Indian authorities in this regard.
Trudeau chose to address the issue on his own while participating in a virtual celebration of ‘Gurpurab’, the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
Canada, which has a huge population from the Sikh community and have many important ministers in the Canadian cabinet, has been very vocal about issues that relate to Punjab.
“I would be remiss if I didn’t start also by recognising the news coming out of India about the protests by farmers. The situation is concerning,” he said, in the first comments his government has made on the issue.
While as, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said it has summoned the Canadian High Commissioner on Friday as the comments by the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and some other leaders on the farmers’ protests constitute “an unacceptable interference” in India’s internal affairs.
India said that the comments made by Canadian politicians, including ministers and members of Parliament, “legitimise extremist activism”.