The Indian government has advised its nationals in Canada to exercise caution, citing "a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities" in the North American country.
In an advisory issued on Friday (Sep 23), the Indian foreign ministry asked the Indians in Canada to "remain vigilant".
"In view of the increasing incidences of crimes … Indian nationals and students from India in Canada and those proceeding to Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise due caution," it said.
The advisory said New Delhi has requested the Canadian authorities to investigate the crimes and take appropriate action. "The perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice so far in Canada," it said.
The ministry did not detail any alleged hate crimes, nor it did provide information to back up its claim that Canada has seen an increase in such incidents.