Boris Johnson has been labelled “absolutely clueless” after a parliamentary gaffe the place he appeared to confuse massive farmers’ protests that have closed down swathes of India with the continuing battle between India and Pakistan.

Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi addressed Johnson throughout prime minister’s questions, asking for him to touch upon the demonstrations in India, which have seen tens of 1000’s of farmers camped out round Delhi in protest at new agriculture legal guidelines that they are saying will destroy their livelihoods.

“Many constituents, especially those emanating from Punjab and other parts of India, and I were horrified to see footage of water cannons, teargas and brute force being used against peacefully protesting farmers,” mentioned Dhesi.

Addressing Johnson, Dhesi requested: “So, will the prime minister convey to the Indian prime minister our heartfelt anxieties, our hopes for a speedy resolution to the current deadlock, and does he agree that everyone has a fundamental right to peaceful protest?”

Many had been horrified to see water cannon, tear fuel and brute pressure getting used towards farmers peacefully protesting in India about #FarmersBill2020.

Everyone has the elemental proper to protest peacefully.

But it would assist if our PM really knew what he was speaking about! pic.twitter.com/EvqGHMhW0Y

— Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP (@TanDhesi) December 9, 2020

However, Johnson appeared confused over the protests that Dhesi was referring to and responded: “Our view is that of course we have serious concerns about what is happening between India and Pakistan but these are pre-eminently matters for those two governments to settle.”

Dhesi, who has been vocal supporter of the farmers and initiated a letter pledging assist for the protests signed by 35 different MPs, regarded perplexed at Johnson’s response. He later took to Twitter to criticise the prime minister. “It might help if our PM actually knew what he was talking about,” he wrote.

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