UK, December 1: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backed the protests of the Indian farmers. He said, "Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protest. In India, the farmers have intensified their agitation against the new farm laws.
Trudeau said at an online event to mark the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak was quoted saying, "The news coming out of India about the protest by farmers. The situation is concerning and we're all very worried about family and friends. I know that's a reality for many of you. Let me remind you, Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protest." Centre Invites Protesting Farmers For Talks at 3 PM Today, Singhu and Tikri Borders Remain Closed For Traffic.
Here's what Justin Trudeau said:
Canada PM @JustinTrudeau raises the issue of farmer protests in India. Says, "situation is concerning.... Canada will always be thr to defend the right of peaceful protest". Adds, "we have reached out through multiple means directly to Indian authorities" pic.twitter.com/SKa0GJAMzr
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) December 1, 2020
Trudeau is the first world leader to comment on the farmers' protests. The central government has invited farmers' organisations to discuss their grievances concerning recently enacted agriculture laws on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday defended farm laws and said farmers are being misled with misinformation. He said, "The new agricultural laws have been brought in for benefit of the farmers...The farmers are being misguided in the name of futuristic and baseless threats to their interests."
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