New Delhi: India on Tuesday strongly reacted to comments by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders there regarding farmers’ protest, calling the remarks as ‘ill-informed’ and ‘unwarranted’ because the matter pertained to the interior affairs of a democratic country.
‘We have seen some ill-informed comments by Canadian leaders concerning farmers in India. Such comments are unwarranted, especially when concerning the interior affairs of a democratic country,’ External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
In a clear message, the ministry further added that ‘it is additionally best that diplomatic conversations aren’t misrepresented for political purposes.’
During a video posted on his Twitter account, Trudeau said, ‘the situation is concerning and that we are all very worried about family and friends and that I know that’s a reality for several of you.
Let me remind you, Canada will always be there to defend the proper of peaceful protest.’ He also said, ‘we believe importance of dialogue which is why we’ve reached out through multiple means on to Indian authorities to spotlight our concerns.