The travel alert from Canada advised travelers to proceed with extreme caution when in and around Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and Mumbai. Last month, Justin Trudeau connected the death of a terrorist from Khalistani to intelligence from India.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
New Delhi: Only hours after the government closed the majority of its embassies and consulates in India and withdrew 41 diplomats, Canada upgraded its travel advice for its people there, advising them to proceed with extreme caution. A fierce dispute between the two nations over the death of a terrorist from Khalistani province on Canadian territory has prompted the action.
The Canadian advice stated that travelers should proceed with extreme caution in India due to the possibility of terrorist strikes occurring anywhere in the nation.
In light of recent events in Canada and India, there are calls for protests and some negative sentiment towards Canada in traditional media and on social media. There could be protests, including anti-Canada demonstrations, and harassing or intimidating behavior directed towards Canadians. You should avoid giving out personal information to strangers in Delhi and the National Capital Region and keep a low profile with them, the advice continued.
After the Centre threatened to revoke their diplomatic immunity, Canada evacuated 41 diplomats and their families from India earlier today.
Additionally, Canada adviced its residents in Mumbai, Chandigarh, and Bengaluru to use caution and suspended all in-person services at the consulates in these three cities. In the event that they require assistance, all Canadians residing in India are ask to get in touch with the High Commission in New Delhi.
“Be especially cautious when in and around Mumbai, Chandigarh, and Bengaluru. In-person consular services are temporarily unavailable in such cities and their environs, according to the advice.
Pickpocketing and purse snatching are examples of popular small-time crimes. The advice warned residents not to carry significant amounts of cash and to exercise caution in crowded situations as thieves may target foreigners, particularly in big cities and popular tourist destinations.
Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau openly connected Indian intelligence to the death of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar last month, ties between India and Canada have deteriorated dramatically.
India has referred to the accusations as “motivated” and “absurd”. Senior diplomats on both sides have been dismiss, and travel advisories have been issue, as the diplomatic dispute has the potential to escalate into a major conflict.
All Indian people residing in Canada as well as those considering a trip there were cautioned last month to proceed with “utmost caution” in light of the country’s growing anti-Indian sentiment and “politically-condoned” hate crimes.