20th September, Mumbai/New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing tensions with Canada, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued an advisory for Indians living in Canada. The Ministry of External Affairs said in the advisory that due to the increase in anti-India activities and politically motivated hate crimes and criminal violence in Canada, all Indians traveling there and present there are advised to exercise caution.
“Recently, threats have particularly targeted Indian diplomats and sections of the Indian community who oppose the anti-India agenda”, further stated the advisory. Therefore, Indian citizens should avoid going to places where violent incidents have taken place in Canada recently, or places where violence is possible.
The Ministry of External Affairs has mentioned that it will remain in touch with Canadian authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Canada. The Ministry has especially advised Indian students to exercise extreme caution and remain alert in such times of heightened violence.
The Ministry of External Affairs has advised Indian citizens to register with the Indian High Commissioner in Ottawa, Canada or the Consulate General of India in Toronto and Vancouver through their respective websites, or the MADAD portal madad.gov.in. These registrations will help the Indian Missions better connect with Indian citizens in the event of any emergency.