Srinagar: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who will be in India for seven days has said that he will focus on job creation and strengthening ties between the two countries.
Wheels up for India and a busy visit, focused on creating good jobs and strengthening the deep connection between the people of our two countries. 🇨🇦🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Jg6UmL9y4S
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 16, 2018
However, rights group Amnesty International has asked Trudeau to raise issues including threatened expulsion of the persecuted Rohingyas from the country, use of pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir and justice to the victims of the 1984 Sikh riots.
Amnesty has also asked the Canadian PM to press on the Indian Government for decriminalization of consensual gay sex.
Moreover, India might take up the issue of growing ‘Sikh radicalism’ in Canada with Trudeau. The issue has already been discussed among the National Security Advisers of both countries.
Also, In response to a question on whether India will take up the issue of rising pro-Khalistan radicalism in Canada during Trudeau’s visit, external affairs ministry indicated that it may be raised.