Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, condemns posters promoting violence against Indian diplomats and missions, stressing zero tolerance for terrorist elements.
India takes firm stance on Khalistani posters in Canada. (Photo: India Today)
The spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, strongly denounced the posters promoting violence against Indian diplomats and missions. He specifically mentioned the activities of Khalistani elements in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Bagchi emphasized the importance of not providing any space to terrorist elements and expressed the government’s serious commitment to resolving the issue. He highlighted that the issue of threatening posters featuring Indian diplomats has been strongly addressed by the government of four nations, with some nations taking prompt action while others continue to pursue the matter.
In regards to the US administration, the spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Arindam Bagchi, acknowledged their prompt response and their characterization of the attempts to threaten Indian diplomats as criminal.
Bagchi stated that India condemns such actions and has raised the issue with the Canadian government. He also referred to media reports about comments made by Prime Minister Trudeau.
The MEA spokesperson emphasized that the matter is not about freedom of expression but rather the misuse of it to advocate violence, promote separatism, and legitimize terrorism, particularly in relation to the Khalistani posters targeting Indian diplomats.
DISPUTE OVER A POSTER
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