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India advises nationals in Canada to be wary of hate crimes

Robert Besser
29 Sep 2022, 13:04 GMT+10

NEW DELHI, India: The Indian government has advised students and other nationals in Canada to be wary of "incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada."

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said Indian officials have raised the matter with their Canadian counterparts.

"There has been a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada. The Ministry of External Affairs and our High Commission/ Consulates General in Canada have 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," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

The Ministry of External Affairs recently urged Indian nationals and students who are traveling to Canada to exercise caution.

Also, the High Commission of India in Ottawa and the consulates in Toronto and Vancouver are asking Indians to register through their websites.

"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," the Ministry of External Affairs said.

There are 183,000 Indian students enrolled in Canadian schools and universities. Canada is the second most popular destination for Indians seeking academic degrees abroad.

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