Amid the escalating diplomatic tension between India and Canada regarding the Nijjar case, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has added fuel to the fire with a recent social media post emphasizing the importance of upholding the rule of law.
Trudeau’s Social Media Post:
Trudeau took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to reveal that he had a phone call with UAE President Mohamed Bin Zayed. During the call, they discussed the ongoing crisis with India and the significance of respecting the rule of law. Additionally, Trudeau addressed the Israel-Hamas conflict and the imperative need to safeguard civilian lives.
International Diplomatic Engagements:
This development follows a similar discussion between Trudeau and his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak. Sunak expressed his hopes for the de-escalation of the diplomatic standoff between India and Canada during their conversation. The British Indian leader was updated on the situation concerning Canadian diplomats in India. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the rule of law.
India’s Firm Stance:
In response to Canada’s allegations regarding Nijjar’s killing, India has taken a resolute stance. The Indian government has been in close coordination with its mission in Ottawa and consulates in other Canadian cities to address safety concerns. India emphasizes its commitment to the security of its diplomats and premises and refutes claims of targeting the community.
Call for Diplomatic Parity:
India has called for a reduction in Canada’s diplomatic presence within the country to achieve parity in strength. Furthermore, India alleges that some Canadian diplomats have been involved in meddling in its internal matters.
The ongoing diplomatic row continues to be a source of tension between India and Canada, with both nations standing their ground in defense of their respective positions.