India has asked its students going to Canada to exercise caution and remain vigilant against a “sharp increase in hate crimes and anti-India activities”.
The government said the Foreign Ministry has taken up incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities with Canada.
Canadian authorities have been requested to investigate the crimes and take appropriate action. “The perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice so far in Canada,” said the Foreign Ministry.
“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,” the statement said.
The government also urged Indian nationals and students in Canada to register with the Indian mission in Ottawa or consulates in Toronto and Vancouver.
This will “enable the High Commission and the Consulates General to better connect with Indian citizens in Canada in the event of any requirement or emergency,” the statement said.