India’s actions should be of concern to all countries around the world, Trudeau said

Justin Trudeau believes that India’s stance, which lifted the diplomatic immunity of around forty Canadian diplomats on Thursday, “is something that should concern all countries in the world.”

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At a press conference on Friday in the Toronto area, the Prime Minister, more sharply than usual, stressed that New Delhi’s “unilateral” actions were contrary to international law.

“If a country is allowed to withdraw diplomatic protection for its diplomats, the world becomes increasingly uncertain, and the decision to ignore, ignore the Vienna Convention on diplomats should concern everyone in the world.”

Mr. Trudeau added another layer.

“The Indian government is making it very difficult to return to normal life for millions of people in India and Canada. And he did so in violation of the basic principles of diplomacy,” he added in English.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, described the reaction as “disproportionate” on Thursday.

With the diplomatic immunity of 41 Canadian diplomats revoked, Canada had no choice but to immediately repatriate the targeted employees. As a result, three consular offices, including Bangalore and Mumbai, can no longer respond to customer requests.

On Thursday, India’s Foreign Ministry defended its latest action by insisting that the massive withdrawal was in accordance with international law.

The Indian government is still accepting Canadian accusations that it was involved in the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada in June.

Since then, the country has continued to take retaliatory measures against Canada, for example visa processing for Indians in Canada has been suspended for several weeks.

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