MEA asks Indian nationals, students in Canada to remain vigilant in view of rising hate crimes | India News

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NEW DELHI: Indian nationals and students in Canada have been asked to “exercise due caution and remain vigilant” in view of “sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities”, read an advisory issued by the ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Friday.

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The advisory comes a day after India raised concerns with Canada that its territory was being used by politically motivated “extremist elements”. Reacting to a recently held Khalistan referendum conducted by a separatist group, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi called it a “farcical exercise”.
‘Perpetrators not brought to justice’
The advisory issued on Friday said there has been a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada.
“The MEA and our High Commission/Consulates General in Canada have taken up these incidents with the Canadian authorities…

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