India summoned the Canadian High Commissioner on Friday and informed that comments by the Canada's parliamentarians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on ongoing farmers' protest in Delhi could have "seriously damaging impact" on bilateral ties.
"Issues relating to Indian farmers constitute an unacceptable interference in our internal affairs. Such actions, if continued, would have a seriously damaging impact on ties between India and Canada," a statement from India's Foreign Affairs Ministry read, reports the NDTV.
It added that the remarks by Canada's ministers and MPs had "encouraged gatherings of extremist activities in front of our High Commission and Consulates in Canada that raise issues of safety and security".
"We expect the Canadian government... to refrain from pronouncements that legitimise extremist activism."
On Monday, speaking at an event to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, Justin Trudeau had spoken in support of farmers in India and weighed in on the right to peaceful protest.