“You are aware of the security threats facing our High Commission and consulates in Canada. This has disrupted their normal operations. As a result, our High Commission and consulates are temporarily unable to process requests for visa. We will review the situation regularly,” the MEA spokesperson said.
However, the MEA spokesperson assured that people who currently have a valid Indian visa can continue to travel to India without any problem.
India has rejected the accusations as “absurd” and “motivated” and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a reciprocal move against Ottawa’s expulsion of an Indian official.
Addressing the lack of cooperation from Canada, the MEA spokesperson said, “The Canadian government has decided to reduce personnel in India in line with our request to ensure parity in the diplomatic force. »
“It appears that such political hate crimes are an aspect of free speech in Canada. We have requested the extradition or legal assistance of more than 20 people from Canada, and the response has not been helpful at all,” he added.
First publication: September 21, 2023 5:04 p.m. STI