Canada withdraws 41 diplomats from India amid deepening spat The move comes after New Delhi told Ottawa it will remove diplomatic immunity by October 20
Canada has announced that it will withdraw 41 of its diplomats from India by October 20, in response to India’s decision to strip them of their diplomatic immunity. The move is the latest escalation in a diplomatic row that has soured relations between the two countries.
The dispute began in September, when India accused Canada of interfering in its internal affairs by supporting the farmers’ protests that have been ongoing since November 2020. India claimed that Canada was providing financial and logistical support to some of the protesters, who are demanding the repeal of three farm laws that they say will hurt their livelihoods and benefit large corporations.