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India warns its residents in Canada of ‘increase in hate crimes’

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Advisory issued by New Delhi cites ‘incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities’ in Canada.

The Indian authorities has suggested its nationals in Canada to train warning, citing “a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities” within the North American nation.

In an advisory issued on Friday, the Indian international ministry requested the Indians in Canada to “remain vigilant”.

“In view of the increasing incidences of crimes … Indian nationals and students from India in Canada and those proceeding to Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise due caution,” it mentioned.

The advisory mentioned New Delhi has requested the Canadian authorities to analyze the crimes and take applicable motion. “The perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice so far in Canada,” it mentioned.

New Delhi urged its nationals – employees and college students – in Canada to register with the Indian mission in Ottawa or consulates in Toronto and Vancouver.

Indian media experiences on Friday mentioned the advisory adopted experiences of a “referendum” purportedly organised by a faction among the many Sikhs in Canada, demanding a separate Khalistan nation within the northern Indian state of Punjab.

The separatist motion was at its peak within the 1980s.

In June 1984, New Delhi despatched troops to the Golden Temple – the group’s holiest web site in Punjab’s Amritsar metropolis – in a navy operation concentrating on pro-Khalistan leaders. The Operation Blue Star, as the military assault was recognized, killed tons of.

In October that 12 months, former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards, an occasion that led to nationwide anti-Sikh riots by which 1000’s have been killed.

Today, Sikhs type a big chunk of 1.6 million Indian diaspora in Canada – greater than three % of its inhabitants. Canada has 17 parliamentarians and three cupboard ministers of Indian origin, together with defence minister Anita Anand, the Hindustan Times newspaper mentioned.

India has repeatedly raised the difficulty of Canada permitting the Khalistani separatist teams to function on its land.

New Delhi believes the Justin Trudeau authorities has not performed sufficient to deal with its considerations concerning the actions of pro-Khalistan components in Canada, the Hindustan Times mentioned.

India’s international ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi on Thursday referred to as the referendum in Canada a “farcical exercise held by extremist and radical elements,” in response to a report by the NDTV community.

Bagchi mentioned it was “deeply objectionable” that such an train was allowed in a pleasant nation.

In response, the Canadian authorities mentioned it respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India and won’t recognise the so-called referendum, in response to Indian media experiences.


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