More than 250 Indian community members on Sunday held a parade to Ottawa City Hall to celebrate India’s Independence Day.
Canada Minister Lisa MacLeod and Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson attended the flag hoisting ceremony.
In the parade, banners supporting the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir were also seen.
Similarly, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau extended wishes to Indians on 73rd Independence Day of India.
“We join the people of India and the Indo-Canadian community to celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day,” Justin Trudeau said.
Today, we join the people of India and the Indo-Canadian community to celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day: https://t.co/KOgOuXhHME
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 15, 2019
“Canada is proud to have strong diplomatic relations with India, established since the country’s independence,” adds Trudeau.
Trudeau states, “Canada looks forward to further strengthening our relationship, and working together in a broad range of areas.”
While other leaders in the world are supporting abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan is adamant on downgrading relations with India.
Furthermore, there was no exchange of sweets on the border of India-Pakistan on Independence Day.