WATCH: Former Canadian MP Gurmant Grewal Breaks Down Farmers Bills
Darpan News Desk Darpan, 09 Dec, 2020 01:55 AM
WATCH: The Farmers protest is not only the prominent news in India right now but has also gotten the attention of the media in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. Darpan's social media host Ish Sharma sat down with 3 term MP Gurmant Grewal who was in the House of Commons from 1997-2006. He has been following the protests and shared his thoughts on this unfolding saga.
He was chose from 12,000 nominations from over 140 countries around the world. The Indian teacher's win was announced by actor Stephen Fry through a virtual ceremony broadcast from the Natural History Museum in London.
Trudeau said previously that he was concerned about the protests in India and that Canada would always support the right of farmers to be heard — remarks the Indian government now says amount to interference in its affairs and potentially damaging to its relations with Canada.
Protest by thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana took place in New Delhi over the weekend entering its fifth day Monday as the farmers continue to showcase their opposition to the Centre's new farm laws.