INDIA RAISES OBJECTION OVER FARM LAWS DISCUSSION TO BRITISH ENVOY
Updated: Mar 13, 2022
Bhubaneswar- India showed strong objection against the farm laws discussion
to in the British High Commissioner today to express its disapproval of the
discussions on farmers' protest and press freedom in the British parliament.
Many MPs of the Labour party, Liberal Democrats,
and the Scottish National
Party raised concern over the government’s reaction to the protests in the 90-
minute debate was held on Monday.
The UK government had responded that concerns will be raised with India
when both Prime Ministers meet in person.
The foreign ministry today said the Foreign Secretary had summoned the envoy
and conveyed " strong opposition to unwarranted and tendentious discussion on
agricultural reforms in India in the British Parliament".
The official has made it clear that this represented a gross interference in
the politics of another democratic country. He advised that British MPs should
refrain from practicing vote bank politics by misrepresenting events, especially
in relation to another fellow democracy, the ministry said.
Bagmi Barenya Nayak
Research intern at The Stambh Organization