Diwali Wishes From Justin Trudeau Targeted by Trolls: Canadian PM Tweets ‘Diwali Mubarak’ Instead of Happy Diwali

Aishwarya Krishnan
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Diwali Wishes From Justin Trudeau Targeted by Trolls: Canadian PM Tweets ‘Diwali Mubarak’ Instead of Happy Diwali

Justin Trudeau received a lot of flak as he wished ‘Diwali Mubarak’ instead of Happy Diwali while sharing a picture of the Diwali celebrations in Ottawa.

The Indian festival of Diwali begins today with Dhanteras celebrations in India and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took this opportunity send Diwali wishes worldwide. However, the Canadian PM received a lot of flak as he wished ‘Diwali Mubarak’ instead of Happy Diwali while sharing a picture of the Diwali celebrations in Ottawa. Justin Trudeau’s tweets soon came under the scanner of religious scanner who began to troll the Candian PM for using the Arabic word to wish for the Hindi festival.

Justin Trudeau is known to share his wishes and celebrate various festivals of different religions and beliefs and shared a picture of lighting a lamp in Ottawa. “Diwali Mubarak! We’re celebrating in Ottawa tonight. #HappyDiwali,” the Canadian Prime Minister tweeted with a rangoli emoji. The tweet was shared in both French as well as English, however, instead of appreciated and thanking the PM for his hearty wishes, people demanded that he correct the message as wishing Diwali Mubarak was “incorrect.” Justin Trudeau Asks Parents to raise Feminist sons in Viral International Day of the Girl Essay.

Mubarak is an Arabic word that translates to blessed. The wishes, ‘Diwali Mubarak’ means ‘have a blessed Diwali just as the Hindi wishes of Shubh Deepavali is translated to ‘Happy Diwali’ in English. However, people began to get unnecessarily offending by these Diwali wishes and Twitter was soon filled with orders and comments asking the PM to correct the ‘error’. Considering that Diwali is celebrated by people of different linguistic backgrounds and the method of wishing Diwali varies in every language, the anger of these trolls is extremely confusing to many.

Justin Trudeau’s wishes for a blessed Diwali

The teacher who had to correct this ‘mistake’


Ignorance or intolerance?

People were obviously offended

But not everyone was so narrow-minded

The logical lot do exist (not enough)


Diwali is said to be a festival of light, a festival that celebrates the return of Lord Ram from Ayodhya after defeating the ‘evil.’ But this unnecessary trolling of Prime Minister Trudeau as well as the fact that so many people could not accept and appreciate the usage of a beautiful Urdu word is extremely disturbing. we hope that the logical and sensible lot of Indians increase their presence online and shut these trolls down for good. Wishing everyone a Shubh Deepavali, Happy Diwali, Diwali Mubarak, Deepavali Valtakal and the list could literally go on.