New Delhi, India: In response to escalating anti-India activities, politically condoned hate crimes, and criminal violence in Canada, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued a comprehensive advisory for Indian nationals residing or considering travel to the North American nation.
The advisory comes in the wake of threats that have specifically targeted Indian diplomats and members of the Indian community who oppose the anti-India agenda.
The Ministry of External Affairs has urged all Indian nationals currently in Canada and those contemplating travel to exercise the utmost caution. The advisory highlights the need for increased vigilance and avoidance of regions and venues in Canada where incidents of anti-India activities and hate crimes have been reported.
The Ministry of External Affairs stated,
In view of growing anti-India activities and politically-condoned hate crimes and criminal violence in Canada, all Indian nationals there and those contemplating travel are urged to exercise utmost caution. Recently, threats have targeted Indian diplomats and sections of the Indian community who oppose the anti-India agenda. Indian nationals are therefore advised to avoid traveling to regions and potential venues in Canada that have seen such incidents.– Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ministry of External Affairs
This advisory is seen as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals living in or traveling to Canada, given the recent surge in incidents that have raised concerns within the Indian community.
The Indian High Commission in Ottawa has been closely monitoring the situation and has urged Indian nationals to remain in contact with the mission for any necessary assistance or information. The mission has also emphasized the importance of following local guidelines and seeking help from Canadian authorities in case of any emergencies.
Indian students studying in Canada have also been advised to remain cautious and stay informed about the local situation. Educational institutions have been requested to provide support and guidance to Indian students during these uncertain times.
This advisory underscores the need for Indian nationals in Canada to prioritize their safety and security, especially in light of the targeted threats against those opposing anti-India activities. The Ministry of External Affairs continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates and further guidance as necessary.
Indian nationals and students in Canada are encouraged to follow this advisory diligently and take all necessary precautions to ensure their well-being in light of the prevailing circumstances.