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Justin Trudeau backs farmers' protest in India, says situation 'concerning'

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is the first world leader to speak out on farmers' protest in India.

December 01, 2020 / 01:35 PM IST
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has supported Indian farmers who have intensified their agitation against the new farm laws, saying the situation is "concerning".

Speaking on the occasion of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Trudeau said, “The news coming out of India about the protest by farmers. The situation is concerning and we are 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 rights of peaceful protest.”

Trudeau is the first world leader to speak out on the farmers’ protests in India.