Indian citizens urged to exercise caution in Canada due to anti-India activities
New Delhi – The Union Ministry of External Affairs has issued a statement advising Indian citizens and students living in Canada to exercise extreme caution due to increasing anti-India activities and political hate-charged violence. The ministry has also urged those who plan to travel to Canada to act with great caution and responsibility.
The Indian government has ordered the Indian ambassador to leave Canada and advised Indians to avoid non-essential travel to the country. This decision comes as many groups in Canada are likely to work against India. The Embassy of India is in constant communication with Canadian authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of the Indian community residing in Canada.
In case of any untoward incidents, the Embassy of India in Ottawa, as well as the Consulates in Toronto and Vancouver, should be contacted. Additionally, Indian Canadians can apply for assistance through designated websites.
The Canadian government had earlier issued an alert to its citizens residing in India in light of the ongoing standoff between India and Canada regarding the alleged killing of Khalistan militant Hardeep Singh Nizar. In response, India has now issued necessary safety precautions to Indians living in Canada.
Diplomatic relations between India and Canada have become bitter and tense following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusation of “agents of the Indian government” being involved in the militant’s killing. The situation remains sensitive as both countries navigate through this difficult period in their relationship.