Minister Justin Trudeau expressed support for Indian farmers’ right to peaceful protests, India summoned Canadian high commissioner Nadir Patel on Friday to lodge a protest. India said that Trudeau’s comments would have a “seriously damaging impact” on bilateral ties. India has clearly escalated its demonstration of grievance on Trudeau’s remarks, delivered during a Facebook live event to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on Monday. India’s immediate response on Tuesday had been to say that it had noted “some ill-informed comments by Canadian leaders relating to farmers in India”. It also termed them unwarranted, “especially when pertaining to the internal affairs of a democratic country”. Three days later, it has lodged an official protest, in which it has specifically identified the Canadian prime minister, rather than only generic “Canadian leaders”.
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India summons Canadian envoy over PM Trudeau’s remark on farmers’ right to protest NEW DELHI
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