Boris Johnson has been dubbed “absolutely outcast” after a parliamentary caveat where he appeared to be embroiled in a massive peasant protest that has closed various parts of India due to the ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan.
Sikh Labor MP Tanmanjit Singh Dhasi asked Johnson to comment on the protests in India during the Prime Minister’s Question Hour, which has seen thousands of farmers protest against new agricultural laws around Delhi. Has protested against what they say will ruin their livelihood.
“A lot of constituencies, especially those coming out of Punjab and other parts of India, and I was shocked to see water cannons, tears and Brett Force footage against the peaceful protesting farmers,” Dhesi said. Was. “
Addressing Jansi, Dhesi asked: “So, will the Prime Minister convey to the Indian Prime Minister our heartfelt concerns, our hopes for a speedy resolution of the current stalemate, and do they agree that peaceful protests Everyone has a basic right? “
Many were horrified to see water cannons, tear gas and animal power being used against peaceful protesting farmers in India. # Farmers Bill 2020.
Peaceful protest is a fundamental right of everyone.
But it can help if our Prime Minister really knows who he is talking about! pic.twitter.com/EvqGHMhW0Y
– Tanmajit Singh Dhesi MP (@ Tan Dhesi) December 9, 2020
However, Johnson appeared confused by the protests he was referring to and responded: “Of course our view is that we have serious concerns about what is happening between India and Pakistan, but this There are already important issues for these two governments to resolve. “
Dhisi, a verbal supporter of farmers and 35 other members of parliament who started the letter promising to support the signed protest, was surprised by Johnson’s response. He later took to Twitter to criticize the prime minister. “It would help if our prime minister really knew who he was talking about,” he wrote.
Johnson’s response provoked outrage in India, with much disappointment and mention of Pakistan when it had no role in the protests.
Gurpattant Singh Pinnu, general adviser to the separatist group Sikhs for Justice, said: “We are deeply disappointed that the Prime Minister has provoked the current farmers’ protest into a regional conflict between India and Pakistan. The Prime Minister must pay attention to the severity of the situation in Punjab, where Indian forces are using Brett force and tears against the protesting farmers.
The British government has so far refused to succumb to the ongoing protests in India, with the Foreign Office, the Commonwealth and the Office of Development saying the issue is an internal one. A spokesman for the FCDO said last week that “dealing with the police in connection with the protest is a matter for the Government of India.”
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