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India tells its citizens in Canada to be watchful after a surge in hate crimes 

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in Hamburg (Image courtesy: PIB)

Deeply worried about the sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence, and anti-India activities in Canada, the Indian government on Friday advised its nationals and students proceeding to the country for travel and education to exercise due caution and remain vigilant.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian High Commission/Consulates General in Canada have already 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. In view of the increasing incidences of crimes as described above, Indian nationals and students from India in Canada and those proceeding to Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise due caution and remain vigilant,” said the government advisory issued today.

It added that the Indian nationals and students from India in Canada may also register with the High Commission of India in Ottawa or the Consulates General of India in Toronto and Vancouver through their respective websites, 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.

As reported by IndiaNarrative.com, quite a lot of evidence has been found which shows that Pakistan is continuing with its insidious policy of inciting Sikh radicals to carry out anti-India activities in Canada.

According to sources, Pakistan’s Consul General Janbaz Khan visited two pro-Khalistan Gurudwaras in the Surrey suburb of Vancouver ostensibly to thank the office-bearers for their donations to flood relief in Pakistan.

The timing of the visit coincided with the so-called “Sikh Referendum” held on September 18 by extremist elements in Brampton, Ontario. The top Pakistani diplomat was accompanied by two of his colleagues and held secret meetings with pro-Khalistan radicals to express support for their cause.

Videos of activists from the banned anti-India organisation, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), distributing fliers at the entrance gates of different Gurdwaras asking Indians, especially Punjabis, to participate in the so-called “referendum” have gone viral on social media.

The BAPS Swami Narayan temple in Brampton was recently vandalised by Khalistanis evoking a strong reaction jointly from the Hindu community and the Ontario Sikh Gurdwara Council. The miscreants also made anti-India and pro-Khalistan graffiti on the temple walls.

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