Pro-Khalistan groups such as Sikhs for Justice and Shiromani Akali Dal-Amritsar Canada also joined protesters in Canada.
After protests in support of the Indian peasants’ peaceful protest in Canada, the Indian delegation launched a campaign to reach out to them, and pointed out that similar views from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had “encouraged terrorist unions in front of our commission and Canadian ambassadors to raise security issues”.
Protests against India’s new farm rules have led to similar events, including a car rally outside the Indian embassy in Toronto. However, an unsigned note circulated as part of the messaging campaign said, “There are people within the protests who are using these protests to support terrorist activities and NGOs such as Khalistan and Kashmir.”
Pro-Khalistan groups such as Sikhs for Justice and Shiromani Akali Dal-Amritsar Canada have also joined protesters in Canada.
The note also said, “While the whole nation is sympathetic to the farmers and their cause, the use of this section to provoke the voices of dissenters will not be tolerated by the people of India.”
In a statement issued on Monday, the Canadian government said, “The Prime Minister and senior ministers from the Canadian government and other leaders have spoken out on the issue, based on their domestic policy. ”
He noted that talks were ongoing between representatives of the protesting farmers and the Indian government. It also noted that the impact of these changes could include seeing “Indian agricultural and food processing industries transformed”.
The note is part of an Ottawa-based high commission for “greater access” to Canadian political and dispersed leaders, according to an Indian official.
It also pointed out that Canada is “one of the strongest critics” of the Indian subsidiary value chain (MSP), as well as other agricultural policies at the World Trade Organization (WTO). “In this context, the recent comments by Canadian leaders contradict Canada’s strong position in the WTO with regard to India’s agricultural support for its farmers,” he asserted.