Expressing concern over the situation, Trudeau said that ‘the situation remains worrisome’ and Canada will always raise its voice in defending peaceful demonstrations.
The 48-year-old Trudeau is the first global leader to walk in Delhi Farmer Have given their feedback about the demonstrations.
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Why are farmers demonstrating?
The Modi government has brought three laws to improve the agriculture sector, including making provisions for procurement outside government mandis, approving contract farming and ending storage limits for many grains and pulses.
Punjab And farmers of many states including Haryana are strongly opposing these laws. He says that through these the government wants to get rid of mandis and the minimum support price (MSP).
What has Trudeau said?
Speaking at an online event organized on the occasion of Guru Nanak’s 551st birth anniversary, Trudeau said, “Farmers’ demonstrations are coming to India. The situation remains alarming and we are all concerned about families and friends. I know That this will be the truth for many of you. Let me remind that Canada will always stand up to protect the right to peaceful demonstrations. ”
We have shared our concerns with the Government of India – Trudeau
Trudeau continued, “We believe in the importance of dialogue and that is why we have put our concerns before the Government of India through many mediums. It is time for all of us to walk together. You can hear their statement below.
Listen to Trudeau’s full statement here
Trudeau’s ministers have also responded
Before Trudeau, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh has also given his reaction to the peasant movements.
Retweeting a news of the farmers ‘demonstration, he wrote-‘ It is disturbing to show cruelty to peaceful demonstrations in India. Many people in my area have families there and are concerned about their people. Healthy democracies allow peaceful demonstrations. I appeal to protect this fundamental right. ‘
Farmers accepted government’s invitation
On the other hand, the farmers standing on the border of Delhi have accepted the government’s invitation to negotiate.
central government Leaders of 32 farmer organizations on Monday Called for a chat Was. There will be a meeting between farmers and senior ministers of the government today at Vigyan Bhawan at three o’clock.
Farmer leaders say that they will join all farmers’ organizations in the meeting and demand relief for the farmers of the whole country.