Justin Trudeau expressed concern about the Indian security forces’ attitude toward protesting farmers in India, claiming his government has always been a supporter of peaceful protests.
With this, he becomes the first international leader to comment on the situation unfolding in Delhi, where thousands of farmers are on the road against the new agriculture law of the Indian government.
The Indian Foreign Ministry raised a strong objection to Trudeau’s statement. The Foreign Ministry maintained that Trudeau’s statement was ‘half-baked’ and beyond the truth, and amounting to interfering in the internal affairs of a democratic country.
In early 2018, Trudeau had visited India on a seven-day tour, but the visit was ‘lukewarm’ at best and anonymous at worst, as no special attention was given to the visit by the Indian government or mainstream media.