India asks its nationals in Canada to ‘stay vigilant’ over sharp improve in hate crimes incidents

India has requested its nationals to “exercise due caution and remain vigilant” in Canada due to the “sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada”. 

In a press release on Friday (September 23), India’s Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned that the perpetrators of those crimes haven’t been dropped at justice thus far in Canada. 

The assertion added that the ministry and Excessive Fee/Consulates Normal in Canada have taken up these incidents with the Canadian authorities. The authorities have additionally requested them to research the mentioned crimes and take acceptable motion. 

“In view of the increasing incidences of crimes as described above, Indian nationals and students from India in Canada and those proceeding to Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise due caution and remain vigilant,” the ministry talked about. 

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The advisory from the Indian ministry comes a day after India on Thursday termed the so-called Khalistan referendum carried out by separatist teams as a “farcical exercise”. 

Whereas talking at a weekly media briefing, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned India had conveyed considerations to Canada about using its territory by politically motivated “extremist elements”. 

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“We would term it as farcical exercise. A farcical exercise was held by extremists and radical elements supporting the so-called Khalistan referendum in Canada,” Bagchi mentioned. 

He mentioned, India has deeply objected that “politically motivated exercises by extremist elements” are allowed to happen in a pleasant nation like Canada. 

Earlier in September, a distinguished Hindu temple was defaced by ‘Canadian Khalistani extremists’ with anti-India graffiti in Canada. 

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