The Indian government has issued a warning to Indian nationals and students living in Canada over an increase in “hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-Indian activity” in the country, urging its citizens to exercise caution.
In a statement on Friday, India’s External Affairs Ministry said officials had “discussed these incidents” with Canadian authorities and called for investigations into “said crimes”. The statement also claims that hate crimes against Indian nationals have increased in Canada.
“The perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice so far in Canada,” the statement said.
The notice does not specifically name any particular crimes or provide additional information on the Indian government’s allegations.
The ministry also recommends that Indian nationals and students in Canada register with the High Commission of India in Ottawa or the Consulate General of India in Toronto or Vancouver in order to better communicate with the authorities in the event of an emergency. ’emergency.
CTVNews.ca has reached out to federal government and Indian officials for comment.