A day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation of Indian complicity in the assassination of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar sparked a diplomatic crisis, India cautioned its citizens in Canada to take “utmost caution” due to rising anti-India sentiment and hate crimes.
Trudeau’s accusation of a “potential link” between Indian government operatives and Nijjar’s murder in June was condemned as “absurd and motivated” by India. The claim harmed bilateral relations, which were already at an all-time low.
India issues advisory for Indian nationals and students in Canada
"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.… pic.twitter.com/G6cmhSuGfb
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2023
The external affairs ministry claimed there were also threats against members of the Indian community who “oppose the anti-India agenda” in an alert addressed at Indian nationals and students in Canada, as well as citizens planning to visit the country.