The Indian Foreign Ministry summoned the High Commissioner (Ambassador) of Canada and expressed to him serious concern about the actions of separatist and extremist elements against the diplomatic mission and consulates in Canada.
“The Government of India demanded an explanation of how such elements were allowed to violate the security of our diplomatic mission and consulates in the presence of the police. The Government of Canada was reminded of its obligations under the Vienna Convention and asked to arrest and prosecute individuals who have already been identified as being involved in such actions. “, the statement says.
The Indian Foreign Ministry noted that it expects “the Government of Canada will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our diplomats and the security of our diplomatic premises so that they can carry out their normal diplomatic functions.”
Last Sunday, an event organized in honor of India’s envoy to Canada was canceled due to security concerns after violent protests by supporters of the Khalistan separatist movement, which advocates the separation of the Punjab state from India.
Earlier this week, India protested to the US and UK over attacks by Khalistan supporters on the country’s diplomatic missions.
Anti-Indian demonstrations are taking place against the background of arrests by the Indian police of supporters of the pro-Khalistan group Waris Punjab De (Heirs of the Punjab) and attempts to detain its leader Amritpal Singh.