TEHRAN (Iran News) – Canada has been one of those countries which has always been boasting its defense of human rights issue and every time the country jumps to meddle in the domestic affairs of other countries after any incident but it has been unable to observe human rights standards on its own lands.
The country in recent months have faced several challenges which have questioned capability of it in handling the human rights issues but when it comes to other countries, it acts more Catholic than Pope.
First in November 2021, an Indigenous community said it found evidence that 215 children were buried on the grounds of a British Columbia school, one of the many in Canada set up to forcibly assimilate them.
For decades, most Indigenous children in Canada were taken from their families and forced into boarding schools. A large number never returned home, their families given only vague explanations, or none at all.
But the Canadian officials and Judiciary have been indifferent and passive towards this kind of behavior against the indigenous people. Suppose such an incident happens in an Asian or African country like Iran or Sudan. Like the Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran. Immediately the Canadian officials jump to condemn the governments under the pretext of defending human rights.
In several occasions Canadian officials have meddled in Iran’s domestic issues while they currently have no diplomatic relation and Canada has currently turned into a haven for corrupts and criminals who are at large and are on the wanted list of the Interpol.
In recent days Canada is challenging with another domestic issue, namely the protests of the truckers, that it has resorted to the force and some so-called anti-human measures against the drivers who are protesting against mandatory COVID vaccination.
On Friday, Canadian police resorted to tough measures to stop protesters and used pepper spray and stun grenades to disperse truckers and other demonstrators who had occupied the downtown core of the capital Ottawa in an effort to bring an end to three weeks of protests against the COVID-19 restrictions.
Police officers clashed with protesters who had gathered in front of the parliament building and the prime minister’s office on Saturday, arresting several people, a day after clearing part of the blockade and making more than 100 arrests.
“We told you to leave. We gave you time to leave. We were slow and methodical, yet you were assaultive and aggressive with officers and the horses,” police said in a statement to the truckers posted on Twitter.
Police also used loud speakers to warn the crowd to disperse or face arrest. They also smashed vehicle windows to arrest people locked inside, while some loud bangs of stun grenades were heard.
Ottawa has been gridlocked by a so-called “Freedom Convoy” consisting of truckers and other motorists for nearly three weeks now. The government has already declared a state of emergency in the city.
What started last month as a movement opposing a Canadian vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers, a requirement mirrored by a U.S. rule, has morphed into a rallying point against the government’s public health measures.
The drivers have occupied areas outside government buildings in the capital city as well as three border crossings with the United States.
If such an incident or protest had happened in Iran or any anti-West country, Canada would have definitely jumped to condemn the governments of those states and would have defended human rights issue while it has apparently ignored it in its own lands.
These western countries usually use human-rights issue as a tool to suppress the governments and increase pressure on them in order that they obey blindly the West but when it is their own turn, they ignore it and try to justify any incident in their own countries.
The world has not yet forgotten several massive protests in the U.S. and France and the brutal reaction of their security forces. They beat and even killed protesters under different pretexts but they have never considered this point that they were ignoring the human-rights principles.
It seems human rights issue has turned into a laughing stuff for the world when the Western countries talk about it because it is the apparent sign of double standard approach to any issue by the West.
Canada by the assistance of its elder brother the U.S. tries to prove the world that it is the cradle of liberty and all human rights principles are observed in this country but in practice, they are unable to observe and even sometimes they ignore it intentionally because it benefits ignoring it.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has always been critical of the Canadian officials for their biased approach regarding human rights issues in Iran because it believes when a country is unable to defend its true national (indigenous) rights and meddle biasedly in the domestic affairs of other nations, it is not in a position to preach other countries or boast of being a human-right defender.