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London, 12 March: Britain Britain’s Minister Lord Tariq Ahmed said on Friday ahead of his New Delhi visit that India had guaranteed the right to protest as a democracy and that farmers’ protests over agrarian reforms were one such It is an issue that is entirely a matter of the Indian government. Significantly, a discussion was held earlier this week in a chamber of the British Parliamentary Committee on the issue, which India condemned as “complete interference in the politics of any other democratic country”. British High Commissioner Alex Ellis was called by Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla to meet for the meeting.
Lord Ahmed, Minister of State for Indian Affairs at Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), will begin his five-day visit to India on Monday. Speaking to reporters here before his visit, he said, “It was a very cordial meeting.” This is the first time when they were formally meeting on the issue of protest and discussed it. India has made its position clear, we have also reiterated that the parliamentary system of debate and the nature of our parliamentary democracy should be such that the position of the government can also be kept clearly. ” Also read: America: America will negotiate directly with China on the issue of genocide against Uygar Muslims
He said, “Protests have been taking place for several months and as a democracy, India has fully guaranteed and protected the right to protest, which we fully accept. I make it very clear that this case of protest is completely a matter of the Government of India. ” The visit is being seen as finalizing the schedules for the forthcoming visit of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is scheduled to visit India ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall in June.