Canada has revised its travel advisory for its citizens in India due to the diplomatic controversy surrounding the murder of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The warning emphasized safety and security, with calls for protests and anti-Canadian sentiment on social media. The Canadian government urged caution and alertness following New Delhi’s suspension of visa services and similar advisory for Indian nationals and students studying in Canada. India issued a similar warning to its citizens, urging caution due to rising anti-India actions and political-condoned acts of hatred in the North American nation. The New Delhi-based Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also advised Indians to avoid “anti-India” areas.
Travel advisory updated by Canada
The travel warning from Canada originates a week after an identical alert from India for its citizens residing in Canada, along with the suspension of visa services.
Canada advises its citizens to “remain attentive”
Canada revised its travel warning for its citizens in India, advising them to “remain attentive and exercise precautions” in light of the diplomatic controversy surrounding the murder of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.” “Safety and security – requests for protests; departure and entry standards – suspension of visa services,” Recent updates indicate.
According to the Canadian government, The decision came about in light of recent events in Canada and India and “calls for strikes and some anti-Canadian emotions on social media.” “There are requests for strikes and some anti-Canada sentiment on social media in light of recent events in Canada and India. Please be cautious and alert,” the Canadian government urged in an update on Sunday.
The Canadian government’s action comes after New Delhi last week suspended visa services and delivered an identical advisory for Indian nationals and students studying in Canada.
India issued a similar warning to its citizens last week
As the diplomatic row over the murder of a Khalistani separatist leader was about to turn into a significant dispute, India issued a warning to all of its citizens living in Canada as well as those considering traveling there, urging them to proceed with “utmost caution” in light of the rising anti-India actions and “politically-condoned” acts of hatred within the nation of North America.
MEA asked Indian nationals to stay away from the “anti-India” areas
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi issued a written advisory in which it mentioned “threats” against Indian diplomats and segments of the Indian community who oppose the “anti-India agenda” and asked Indian nationals to stay away from areas and potential locations in Canada where such incidents occurred.
The Canadian government disagreed with the travel warning issued by India, claiming that it is one of the safest nations in the world.
India and Canada’s latest conflict
After Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made highly contentious claims about the “potential” participation of Indian agents in the assassination of Nijjar, 45, on Canadian soil on June 18 in British Columbia, stresses between India and Canada erupted. In 2020, India categorized Nijjar as a terrorist. The claims have already been considers “absurd” and “motivated” by the Indian government.