Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest: Trudeau on farmers protest

Trudeau said he would be remiss if he didn't recognise the "news coming out of India about the protest by farmers."
Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest: Trudeau on farmers protest
Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauImage from Facebook

TORONTO (PTI):

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that his country will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest, as he reached out to the Indian community and has expressed concern over the ongoing farmers protest in India against the new farm laws.

Addressing the Indian community in Canada during an online event on Monday, to mark the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Trudeau said he would be remiss if he didn't recognise the "news coming out of India about the protest by farmers."

Thousands of farmers stayed put at various Delhi border points for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday protesting against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system and corporatise farming.

"The situation is concerning and we are all very worried about family and friends and I know that is a reality for many of you," Trudeau said in the video posted on his Twitter account.

"Let me remind you, Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest. We believe in the importance of dialogue and that is why we have reached out through multiple means directly to Indian authorities to highlight our concerns," he said. (PTI)

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