After Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dozens of UK MPs have also supported the farmers’ protests in India.
In Britain, a total of 36 MPs from different parties have asked the Foreign Minister Dominic Raab to speak to the Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and tell them that the British Punjabis are being affected by the ongoing protest against the agricultural law in India. .
On Friday, a letter has been issued from these MPs. This letter has been posted on Twitter by the British Sikh MP of the Labor Party, Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi.
The letter is also signed by MPs of other Indian origin. Among the signatories are Virender Sharma, Seema Malhotra and former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once again supported the peasant protesters, saying his government had always been supportive of “peaceful protests”.
In a conversation with the media, Trudeau said, “Canada has always supported peaceful demonstrations happening anywhere in the world and we would be happy if both sides find a solution to this problem through dialogue.”
However, this time his statement was seen as damage control. Experts who keep an eye on the bilateral relations between India and Canada say that their statements can have an impact on the relationship between the two countries.
Earlier Trudeau had expressed concern over the attitude of Indian security forces with the farmer protesters, after which the Indian Foreign Ministry had summoned the objection to the Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel present in the country.
Some groups of Canada together organized a ‘Punjab Kisan Car Rally’ in support of the farmers who were protesting till the office of the Indian High Commissioner in Ottawa.
However organizations such as the Indo-Canadian Organization, Canada India Foundation criticized Trudeau’s statement and said, “If leaders in responsible positions make a tweet or make a statement in a hurry it can have an impact on mutual relationships.” “
The organizations said, “There is a large section of voters in Canada whose roots are associated with the farming community of Punjab, in which case this statement may be their political compulsion.”
India had raised a strong objection to the Canadian PM’s comment on the peasant movement. Indian Foreign Minister spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said that this is an internal issue of India, Justin Trudeau is making non-essential comments in the internal matter of another country without knowing the truth.
India had also summoned the Canadian Embassy in Delhi and said that such remarks could derail bilateral relations.