Geneva: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said about the ongoing protests of the farmers in India that the people have every right to hold peaceful demonstrations, authorities should let them protest. India termed the comments of foreign leaders as "misleading" and "non-essential" on the farmers' demonstrations and said that this is a matter related to the internal affairs of a democratic country.
General Secretary spokesman Stephen Dujarric said in a statement that as far as India is concerned, I want to say that what I have told other people raising these issues that people have full right to perform in a peaceful manner to the authorities. Let them do it. Dujarric was responding to a question related to the performance of farmers in India.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said on Tuesday about the statements of foreign leaders that we have seen some such comments related to farmers in India which are based on misleading information. These kinds of comments are unfair, especially when they are related to the internal affairs of a democratic country. The ministry said in a message that it would be better if diplomatic talks are not presented incorrectly for political purposes.