Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave harsh words to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 conference on several issues – indulgence of Khalistani, vandalism of temples. However, Trudeau, like playing a broken record, has made excuses for free speech.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a strong message to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Khalistani issue. He also asked to ensure that incidents like attacks on Indian embassy officials in Canada, threats to expatriate Indians and attacks on temples can be put to an end. However, there are doubts as to how much Modi’s message will ultimately work. What Trudeau said, especially on the Khalistani issue, is not at all promising for New Delhi.
Modi and Trudeau held a bilateral meeting on Sunday within the G20 summit. The two met at a time when extremists have been marching in Canadian cities in support of the Khalistanis for the past few months. New Delhi was particularly upset by the glorification of the assassination of India’s former president, Indira Gandhi, from a rally.
In that situation, after the meeting between Modi and Trudeau, a statement from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said, “The Prime Minister strongly protested against the anti-India activities being carried out by radical people in Canada.” They are campaigning for separatism. Attacking Indian diplomats, vandalizing embassy property, threatening Indian diaspora in Canada and inciting attacks on their places of worship.”