Canadian PM Justin Trudeau extended Navratri wishes to the Hindu community, aiming to mend strained relations with India.
Trudeau's earlier allegations of Indian involvement in the killing of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar strained ties between the countries.
Despite the tensions, Trudeau recognized Navratri as a significant Hindu festival and appreciated the Hindu community's contributions to Canada.
The Hindu Forum of Canada requested action against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a designated terrorist who allegedly endorsed Hamas and threatened Indian Consulates.
India urged Canada to act against anti-India elements within its borders, resulting in tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and visa service suspensions.
India issued a travel advisory citing safety concerns for its citizens due to rising anti-India activities and hate crimes in Canada.