Canada's updated travel advisory said, "Avoid travel to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir due to the unpredictable security situation." There is a threat of terrorism, extremism, civil unrest and kidnapping. This advisory does not include travel to or within the Union Territory of Ladakh.
Ottawa: Relations between India and Canada have become tense over the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Now Canada, in its updated travel advisory for India, it advised its citizens to avoid traveling to several regions including Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Manipur.
Canada’s updated travel advisory said, “Avoid travel to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir due to the unpredictable security situation.” There is a threat of terrorism, extremism, civil unrest and kidnapping. This advisory does not include travel to or within the Union Territory of Ladakh.
According to Canadian website, “Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisory) while travelling to India. Exercise a high degree of caution in India due to the threat of terrorist attacks throughout the country”.
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India has reacted strongly to this provocative step by Canada and termed the allegations as absurd. Also a senior Canadian diplomat has been expelled. After India’s retaliatory action, Trudeau’s statement came only on Tuesday (September 19).
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said that the Indian government needs to take this matter very seriously. He said, “We are not trying to provoke or increase tension. We are just presenting the facts.”
Trudeau further said that we want to work with the Indian government to clarify everything and ensure proper procedures.
Khalistani leader Nijjar was killed by two unknown gunmen on June 18 outside a Gurudwara in Surrey, British Columbia province of Canada.
Those who unaware, Central government retaliates by expelling senior Indian diplomat after Trudeau’s allegations against India that they have a hand in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Making these allegations, Canada has expelled an Indian diplomat.