MPs hit back after India summons envoy over farmers’ protest debate
British MPs have hit back after Narendra Modi’s government summoned the British high commissioner to India to warn against the UK parliament staging debates on the mass protests by Indian farmers….
In the 90-minute debate, the MPs, mainly from Labour, criticised the reforms and urged Boris Johnson to take up the suppression of the protests when Modi attends the G7 summit in June. The debate was called after more than 100,000 people had petitioned parliament to discuss the protests.
Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokeswoman, criticised the Indian government’s summoning of Ellis and defended the UK parliament’s right to criticise India’s handling of the protests….