The agitation of the farmers in North India is getting international headlines on the issue of agricultural law. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reacted to these protests in India and said that Canada always supports the right to peaceful protests.
On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the Canadian Prime Minister addressed the people of the Sikh community. During this time, he spoke on the protests of farmers in India. Justin Trudeau said that the news that is coming about the protest of farmers from India is worrying. We have concerns with your family members.
Justin Trudeau said that Canada is always in favor of peaceful protest and will continue to speak for such protests in India. He said that we are in touch with the Indian administration in many ways and are expressing our concerns. These are the times when we should be united.
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Justine Trudeau became the first head of state, who commented on the protest of farmers in India. Significantly, people of Sikh community live in large numbers in Canada, Sikhs also hold many important positions in the Canadian government. In such a situation, if something big happens in Punjab, it is bound to have an impact in Canada as well.
Prior to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on his Twitter account had given an opinion on the protest of the farmers. He had said that the action being taken on the people who are performing in a peaceful manner is wrong. Those people who know many people in my area are involved in those protests, in such a situation it is a matter of concern. The government should resolve the issue in a legal manner.
Not only in Canada but discussions about farmers’ protests in India happening in the United Kingdom also. Many UK MPs have expressed concern over the protests in Punjab on their Twitter handle and asked the government to find a solution through dialogue.