Ottawa should boycott India’s G20 over ‘awful discriminatory laws’, says NDP – National | PKBNEWS

New Democrats are calling on the Liberals to boycott India’s hosting of the G20, citing that country’s treatment of minorities.

On Thursday, India began its tenure as the rotating presidency of the Group of 20, a forum for the world’s largest economies.

This involves convening meetings throughout the year, culminating in a leaders’ summit scheduled for next September in New Delhi.

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The NDP says India has “horrendous discriminatory laws” against minority groups.

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Heather McPherson will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon with the World Sikh Organization and the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

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Last month, the Trudeau government unveiled its intention to strengthen ties with India as part of its Indo-Pacific strategy.

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