A day after Canada issued a travel advisory for India, the Ministry Of External Affairs has also released an advisory for Indians in that country. The escalation follows the tit-for-tat expulsion of envoys and comes in the wake of the diplomatic stand-off between the countries following Canada's allegations on the involvement of Indian officials in the killing of a Khalistani terrorist. The strong advisory speaks of growing anti-India activities and "politically condoned hate crimes" in Canada and urges Indian nationals in the country, as well as those planning to travel there, to exercise caution.
Speaking in the Canadian parliament on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said his government had "credible allegations" linking the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June with the "agents of the Government of India".
The Indian government has rejected the claim as "absurd and motivated".
'Exercise Utmost Caution': New Delhi's Advisory For Indians In CanadaThe Indian government has rejected Canada's allegations on the Khalistani terrorist's killing.
The advisory released by India states, "In view of growing anti-India activities and politically-condoned hate crimes and criminal violence in Canada, all Indian nationals there and those contemplating travel are urged to exercise utmost caution. Recently, threats have particularly targeted Indian diplomats and sections of the Indian community who oppose the anti-India agenda." (NDTV)