Indian Twitter Is Not Very Happy With Justin Trudeau’s Diwali Wish!

Justin Trudeau has always actively and enthusiastically participated in all the major Indian festivals and he made no exception for the ‘festival of lights’ that will be celebrated by Indians on October 19th. He took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to wish people Happy Diwali but Indians didn’t seem very pleased by his choice of words.

The Canadian Prime Minister posted a picture of himself in a black sherwani with the caption ‘Diwali Mubarak’ which got retweeted about 800 times and liked by 3.5k users. 

Indian Twitter wasn’t very happy about the fact that the Canadian PM used ‘Mubarak’ to wish Indians Diwali as the word holds its origin from the Arabic language.

A lot of Indians took to the microblogging site as they pointed out his ‘mistake’ urging him to rectify it.

However, despite all the criticism, there were certain people who thought this was uncalled for and what matters is the spirit of the festival and the PM’s gesture.

Justin’s participation in Indian festivals is one of the main reasons for the PM’s popularity amongst Indians living in Canada and here, back in India. In fact, in August, he made his maiden speech celebrating India’s Independence Day and won hearts all across the globe when he concluded it with ‘Jai Hind’.

Do you think it is justified for Indians to feel offended with his Diwali wishes? Shouldn’t we be spreading happiness this festive season instead of getting upset over someone’s way of conveying their love for us? Let us know your views in the comment section!

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