October 1, 2022

‘Khalistan referendum’: Canada ties in tailspin, govt issues hate crime advisory | India News


NEW DELHI: With India’s ties with Canada in a tailspin on account of the latter’s reluctance to test hate crimes, and likewise the so-called Khalistan referendum, the federal government Friday requested Indian nationals in Canada, together with scholars and the ones having a look to go back and forth, to workout due warning and stay vigilant. The govt mentioned there have been a pointy build up in hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India actions in Canada and that the perpetrators had now not been delivered to justice to this point.
“The ministry of external affairs and our high commission/consulates general in Canada have taken up these incidents with the Canadian authorities and requested them to investigate the said crimes and take appropriate action. The perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice so far in Canada,” mentioned MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
In view of the expanding incidences of hate crimes as described above, mentioned the legit, Indian nationals and scholars from India in Canada and the ones continuing to Canada for go back and forth/schooling are steered to workout due warning and stay vigilant.
The govt additionally requested Indian nationals and scholars from India in Canada to sign up with the top fee of India in Ottawa or Consulates General of India in Toronto and Vancouver thru their respective web sites, or the MADAD portal madad.gov.in.
“The Registration would enable the high commission and the Consulates General to better connect with Indian citizens in Canada in the event of any requirement or emergency,” it mentioned.
The advisory comes an afternoon after India reacted strongly to the “so-called Khalistan referendum” in Canada, pronouncing it used to be “deeply objectionable” that this kind of “politically motivated” process via extremist components used to be allowed to happen in a pleasant nation.
India has taken up the subject with Canadian government thru diplomatic channels and would proceed to press Canada in this regard, the MEA spokesperson had mentioned when requested concerning the referendum factor.