In the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, India has called on Canada to fortify its legal framework against the 'misuse' of freedom of expression, aiming to curb incitement of violence and activities of extremist groups.
As reported by The Economic Times, Indian diplomat Mohammed Hussain, addressing the council in Geneva, emphasised the importance of Canada strengthening its domestic measures to prevent the misuse of freedom of expression and clamp down on extremist activities.
Additionally, New Delhi urged Canada to take effective measures to prevent attacks on places of worship for religious and racial minorities.
The call also included a plea to enhance legislative actions against hate crimes and hate speech.
India highlighted the necessity for Canada to champion indigenous rights, urging the elimination of structural discrimination against indigenous children and addressing disparities in access to services for all children.
The UPR Working Group, consisting of 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council, regularly assesses the human rights records of UN member states.
This statement from India comes after the recent remarks from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed concerns about alleged actions by Indian government agents on Canadian soil, emphasising the need for international collaboration to address these allegations seriously.
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