India has called on its citizens in Canada to “exercise due warning and live by vigilance” due to the “spirited development of incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada”.
In a comment on Friday (Sep 23), India’s Foreign Ministry said that the perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice that far in Canada.
The comment added that the ministry and the High Commission/Consulates in general in Canada are happy to address these incidents with the Canadian authorities. The authorities are also happy to ask you to investigate such crimes and wish that acceptable steps be taken.
“Faced with the rising incidence of crime as described above, Indian citizens and Indian students in Canada and those continuing in Canada for travel/training should exercise due warning and vigilance,” the ministry said.
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The Indian ministry’s notice comes a day after India on Thursday called the so-called Khalistan referendum held by separatist groups a “sham exercise”.
Speaking at a weekly news conference, MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi said India had raised concerns with Canada regarding the use of its territory by politically motivated “extremist elements”.
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