The Indian government on Friday advised its citizens in Canada to exercise caution, citing “incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada”.
The official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, tweeted an advisory note on his Twitter handle.
Advice for Indian citizens in Canada and students from Indiahttps://t.co/dOrqyY7FgN pic.twitter.com/M0TDfTgvrG
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) September 23, 2022
The advisory note read: There has been a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada. The Ministry of External Affairs and our High Commission/Consulate in Canada have taken up these incidents with the Canadian authorities and requested them to investigate the above offenses and take appropriate action. The perpetrators of these crimes have not yet been brought to justice in Canada.
The note further said, “In view of the increasing incidence of crimes, Indian citizens and students from India in Canada and those visiting Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise caution and remain vigilant.”
Indian citizens and students of India in Canada can also register with the High Commission of India in Ottawa or the Consulate General of India in Toronto and Vancouver through their respective websites or the MADAD portal madad.gov.in. The registration will enable the High Commission and the Consulate General in Canada to better connect with Indian citizens in Canada in case of any need or emergency.
(with inputs from Reuters)