JK News Today
Jammu/ Delhi , September 20: The Ministry of external affairs of India has issued an advisory to Indian students and nationals living in Canada to “ exercise utmost caution” in view of the growing anti-national activities .
This advisory was issued on Wednesday , a day after Indo-Canada relations touched a new low after unsubstantiated charges of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against India , accusing it of having engineered execution of Khalistani terrorist Hardip Singh Nijjar on the Canadian soil . India has rejected these charges as “ absurd”.
The MEA advisory issued on Wednesday said: 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.”
It noted that, “ recently , threats have particularly targeted Indian diplomats and sections of the Indian community who oppose the anti-India agenda.”
There are seven lakh non-resident Indian and 2.30 lakh students in Canada
The M EA advised “Indian nationals , to avoid travelling to regions and potential venues in Canada that have seen such incidents.
Our High Commission/Consulates General will continue to be in contact with the Canadian authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Canada.”
“Given the deteriorating security environment in Canada, Indian students in particular are advised to exercise extreme caution and remain vigilant.
“Indian nationals and students from India in Canada must also register with the High Commission of India in Ottawa or Consulates General of India in Toronto and Vancouver through their respective websites, or the MADAD portal madad.gov.in. Registration would enable the High Commission and the Consulates General to better connect with Indian citizens in Canada in the event of any emergency or untoward incident.,” the advisory said .