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New Delhi warns Indians in West to ‘remain vigilant’ amid ‘Go Back to India’ campaign 

New Delhi, September 28, 2022 (PPI-OT):Amid sudden spike in “Go Back to India” campaign in the world, especially in the West, New Delhi has issued an advisory to its nationals to “exercise due caution and remain vigilant”. A statement issued by the Indian government urged the Indians studying and working abroad to “exercise due caution and remain vigilant” due to “a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada.”

The Indian government also recommended that Indian nationals register with the High Commission of India in Ottawa or the Consulates General of India in Toronto and Vancouver so that these agencies can “better connect with Indian citizens in the light of any requirement or emergency.

The primary trigger for the advisory was Canada’s defense of the “Khalistan referendum” aimed at turning Punjab under India as Sikh independent homeland. Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, termed the Kashlistan Referendum “politically motivated” and “deeply objectionable”.

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