New Delhi, December 01:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday expressed concern in regards to the protest by farmers in India towards legal guidelines to liberalise farm commerce, saying these considerations had been conveyed to the Indian authorities.

Trudeau made the remarks whereas taking part in a Facebook video interplay organised by Canadian MP Bardish Chagger to mark Gurupurab or the 551st beginning anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founding father of the Sikh faith. Joining him have been Canadian ministers Navdeep Bains, Harjit Sajjan and members of the Sikh group.

In his opening remarks in the course of the interplay, Trudeau stated, “I would be remiss if I didn’t start also by recognising the news coming out of India about the protest by farmers. The situation is concerning and we’re all very worried about family and friends.

“I know that’s a reality for many of you. 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’s why we’ve reached out through multiple means directly to the Indian authorities to highlight our concerns.”

There was no rapid response to Trudeau’s remarks from Indian officers. People accustomed to developments stated on situation of anonymity that the feedback seemed to be aimed toward Canada’s influential Indian-origin diaspora.

Trudeau additionally referred to the Covid-19 pandemic and stated this “is a moment for all of us to pull together”. He added, “We’re going to be there to continue to work together as we are there to help each other out.” He additionally stated it was vital to recollect Guru Nanak’s teachings of compassion, equality and selfless service, that are on the coronary heart of each Sikhism and Canadian values.

Trudeau might be the primary world chief to touch upon the protest by Indian farmers, which entered its fifth day on Monday. The protest is aimed toward towards a set of legal guidelines to liberalise farm commerce and open up agricultural markets. The Union authorities has supplied talks to the protestors tenting at New Delhi’s borders, however they’ve insisted on the repeal of the legal guidelines.

The feedback are unlikely to be seen favourably in New Delhi, particularly at a time when each India and Canada have been taking steps to revive normalcy to bilateral ties that have been hit by Trudeau’s perceived softness on pro-Khalistan activists in Canada throughout his first time period.