Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended warm wishes for Navratri amid an ongoing diplomatic standoff with India. In a press statement, Trudeau highlighted the significance of Navratri as a sacred Hindu festival symbolizing the victory of good over evil and the celebration of feminine energy. He underlined the importance of diverse cultural contributions in Canada and encouraged Canadians to learn about Hindu traditions. The diplomatic tensions began on September 18 when Trudeau asserted that his government was actively investigating allegations connecting Indian government agents to the murder of a Khalistan Tiger Force leader, a claim India dismissed as baseless. This led to a reciprocal expulsion of diplomats and suspension of visa services between the two nations.
Oct 16, 2023, 12:40AM ISTSource: TOI.in