Ottawa [Canada]: In what seems to be a bizarre tour advisory, Canada has recommended its citizens to keep away from all journeys to areas in the states of Gujarat, Punjab, and Rajasthan, which percentage a border with Pakistan because of the “presence of landmines” and “unpredictable security scenario.”
“Avoid all tours to areas within 10 km of the border with Pakistan in the following states because of the unpredictable security scenario and presence of landmines and unexploded ordnance: Gujarat, Punjab Rajasthan,” the advisory states.
The travel advisory placed out with the aid of the Canadian government on its website, which was remaining updated on September 27, also asks its residents to workout an excessive diploma of caution in India due to the “danger of terrorist assaults all throughout the country.”
This advisory excludes traveling to or in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
It also urges human beings to keep away from non-vital journeys to Assam and Manipur “due to the risk of terrorism and insurgency.”
Incidentally, on September 23, India issued an advisory for Indian nationals and students in Canada to remain vigilant amid increasing incidents of crimes and anti-India sports in the united states.
In an assertion, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that Indian missions in Canada have taken up those incidents with the Canadian authorities and requested them to probe these crimes.
“There has been a pointy growth in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada. The Ministry of External Affairs and our High Commission/Consulates General in Canada have taken up those incidents with the Canadian government and requested them to research the stated crimes and take suitable movement,” the MEA said in a assertion.
The statement also stressed that “the perpetrators of these crimes have no longer been introduced to justice so far in Canada.”
“In view of the growing incidences of crimes as described above, Indian nationals and college students from India in Canada and people intending to Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise due warning and continue to be vigilant,” the statement brought.
The advisory additionally said Indian nationals and college students from India in Canada could also check in with the High Commission of India in Ottawa or the Consulates General of India in Toronto and Vancouver through their respective websites or the MADAD portal madad.Gov.In.
“Registration would allow the High Commission and the Consulates General to hook up with Indian residents in Canada in the event of any requirement or emergency,” the advisory said.
This advisory after India termed the so-known Khalistan referendum carried out by way of separatist organizations as a “farcical exercise”.