Trudeau faces diplomatic snub as closest allies refuse to side with Canada over Khalistani terrorist
In a shocking turn of events, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself isolated and snubbed by his own ‘closest allies’ after expelling a top Indian diplomat. Trudeau was desperately trying to rally international support against India over the killing of Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. But instead, he ended up with an egg on his face, as nations like the UK and Australia flat-out refused to rebuke India.
Justin Trudeau’s Diplomatic Ploys Backfire
While claiming that Canada isn’t trying to “provoke or escalate” tensions with India, Trudeau sought to put the diplomatic squeeze on New Delhi. He even gave briefings to countries like the UK, the US, and France about the case. Trudeau stated indirectly that Ottawa wants India to address the issue “with the utmost seriousness,” but he was left to realize that his allies don’t see it the same way.
World Leaders React: Not the Support Trudeau Expected
Reactions from world leaders quickly followed, and not in Trudeau’s favor. Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told reporters to “chill out” when pressed on the issue. He subtly noted that the Indian diaspora welcomed him strongly at a venue where Bruce Springsteen last played. Likewise, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak didn’t mince words through his spokesperson, declaring that a trade deal with India is his top priority, effectively sidelining Trudeau’s plea.
Close Allies Refuse to Fall for Trudeau’s Diplomatic Tactics
Trudeau, who has been looking for “greener diplomatic pastures,” found himself in a predicament as none of his so-called ‘close allies’ were willing to support him. Whether it’s the refusal to make negative statements against India by Australia’s Anthony Albanese or the UK’s Rishi Sunak prioritizing a trade deal with India, Trudeau’s diplomatic fiasco is complete.
Rising Tensions with Separatist Group Sikhs for Justice
To make matters worse for Trudeau, the banned Indian separatist group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), announced plans to hold protests and shut down Indian consulate offices in Canada next week, as per a report by Canadian media outlet Global News.