British PM Boris Johnson under fire for confusing Indian farmers' protest with Kashmir conflict

British PM Boris Johnson under fire for confusing Indian farmers’ protest with Kashmir conflict


London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been criticized for being “absolutely clueless” in response to the question of protests by Indian farmers.

During the inquiry by the Prime Minister of the British Parliament, Tanmanjeet Sindh Dhesi, the first Sikh MP in the UK to wear a turban, asked Johnson to show solidarity with thousands of farmers in India in protest against Narendra Modi’s anti-farmers bill.

Labor MPs said that many of his voters, especially those who came from Punjab and other parts of India, were horrified to see footage of water cannons, tear gas and violence being used to peacefully protest farmers.

“It was heartwarming to see farmers feeding the forces who had been ordered to beat or suppress them. What indomitable spirit. It takes a special kind of people to do that,” he commented.

Then, Desi asked whether the British Prime Minister would “convey our anxiety to Indian Prime Minister Modi, hoping to resolve it quickly and hoping to have the basic right to protest.”

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