MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava
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A day after India criticised remark made by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau over farmers' protest in the country, MEA summoned Canadian High Commissioner in Delhi today.

The step came after it observed "gatherings of extremist activities in front of the Indian High Commission and Consulates in Canada."

"We expect the Canadian Government to ensure the fullest security of Indian diplomatic personnel and its political leaders to refrain from pronouncements that legitimize extremist activism," MEA further informed the Canadian High Commissioner.

It also stated that such actions, if continued, would have a seriously damaging impact on ties between India and Canada.

While commenting on the remarks made by Canadian PM and other leaders, MEA stated, "These comments have encouraged gatherings of extremist activities in front of our High Commission and Consulates in Canada that raise issues of safety and security."

Speaking during a Facebook video interaction organised by Canadian MP Bardish Chagger to mark Gurupurab or the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, Trudeau on Monday (local time) said Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest.

Farmers are protesting in Delhi and its border areas against the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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