The High Commissioner expressed his concern for Canadian businesses, especially in view of the sporadic violence across the state. He was given assurances that the Telangana movement is not against the business interests of Canada or for that matter the business interests of any other country or region. The movement has been initiated against the discrimination and prejudice of the people of the Andhra region and for the rights and equal representation of Telangana in culture, administration, business and opportunities.
During the discussion, the Canadian High Commissioner elicited the example of the Nigerian film industry and its business model and it was one of the vital points of discussion. He explained how Nigerian films are breaking ground and profiting in Africa and the Afro-American Diaspora in the Americas in spite of their scale, budgets and technical strength or the lack of it. He said the same business model could be replicated in Telangana if a separate state hampers the industry and its revenue.
The High Commissioner also expressed his empathy for the cause of Telangana as he himself could identify with it as he was from Quebec where there is a similar situation. He said he understood the predicaments that come with cultural and socio-economic independence. At the conclusion of the meeting the High Commissioner was presented with the white paper “Voice of Telangana” and he wished the Telangana movement all the luck and success.