Justin Trudeau Extends Navratri Wishes: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted the Hindu community on Navratri and said that this festival provides an opportunity to understand the rich history of the Hindu community.
Justin Trudeau Extends Navratri Wishes: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who claimed that Indian agents were behind the murder of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, on Sunday (October 15) extended Navratri wishes to the Hindu community. Trudeau said that his government is committed to building closer relations with India.
PM Trudeau posted from his official The official statement issued by the Canadian PM said that in the next 9 nights and 10 days, people of Hindu community in Canada and around the world will gather to celebrate Navratri.
‘Time to celebrate old traditions’
He said, “Navratri is one of the most important and sacred festivals of Hindus, commemorating the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura and the triumph of good over evil. It is often seen as a celebration of feminine energy. The statement further quoted the Canadian PM as saying, “It is a time for friends and family to come together and celebrate age-old traditions with prayers, special food and fireworks.”
Best wishes to Hindu community
He also described the festival as an opportunity to gain knowledge about the culture of the Hindu community and recognize their contribution to Canada. PM Trudeau said, “Navratri also provides an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about the rich history and culture of the Hindu community. On behalf of my family and the Government of Canada, I extend best wishes to all those celebrating Navratri this year.”
Hindu community requests action against Gurpatwant Singh
Earlier, expressing concern over Khalistan supporter Gurpatwant Singh Pannu allegedly supporting Hamas and issuing threats against Indian consulates in G7 countries including Canada, the Hindu community requested the Trudeau government to take immediate action against the Khalistani leader. In an email addressed to Canada’s Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc, the Hindu Forum of Canada (HFC) called for immediate action against Pannu.
Relations sour over Nijjar’s murder
It is noteworthy that while recently addressing the Canadian Parliament, PM Trudeau claimed that Indian agents were involved in the murder of Khalistani leader Nijjar. However, India had completely rejected these claims and called them absurd. Not only this, in view of the allegation the relations between the two countries had also soured.
Responding to Trudeau’s allegations, the Foreign Ministry had said, “We have seen the Canadian Prime Minister’s statement and also reject his statement. Allegations of involvement of the Indian government in any act of violence in Canada are absurd. We Are democratic and have full faith in law.
Let us tell you that Nijjar, a terrorist named in India, was murdered outside a Gurudwara in Surrey, Canada on June 18. However, Canada has not yet provided any evidence to support its claim that Indian agents were involved in the murder of Hardeep Nijjar.
India had announced ‘tit-for-tat’ expulsion of Canadian diplomats after Trudeau alleged the possible involvement of Indian agents in Nijjar’s murder. Not only this, India had also suspended visa services for Canadian citizens.