Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said the Indian government’s crackdown on Canadian diplomats is making normal life very difficult for millions of people in India and Canada.
Trudeau was speaking to reporters a day after Canada announced the recall of 41 diplomats from India.
Trudeau says he was forced to act after India threatened to unilaterally revoke the official status of diplomats.
Rejecting Canada’s allegations, the Indian government earlier today said that no international norms have been violated in India while seeking parity in mutual diplomatic presence between the two countries.
“We reject any attempt to portray the implementation of equality as a violation of international norms,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Canada has also suspended in-person operations at consulates in several Indian cities and warned of delays in visa processing. This will affect the consulates in Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Mumbai.