India, New Delhi: After the security breach incident at the Indian embassy in Ottawa, Canada, the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the High Commissioner of Canada on Saturday
India, New Delhi: After the security breach incident at the Indian embassy in Ottawa, Canada, the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the High Commissioner of Canada on Saturday (Image Courtesy-Google)

India, New Delhi: After the security breach incident at the Indian embassy in Ottawa, Canada, the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the High Commissioner of Canada on Saturday.

The MEA stated in a statement issued on Sunday that “The High Commissioner of Canada was summoned and called yesterday to communicate our serious concern about the deeds of separatist and extremist forces against our diplomatic Mission and Consulates in Canada this week,” according to the reports.

The MEA further added in their statement that the Government of India requested an explanation for how such individuals were permitted to enter Indian diplomatic missions and consulates while the Canadian police force was there.

Also, according to the MEA statement, “The Government of Canada was requested to prosecute after arresting the individuals and elements who have already been identified and involved in such acts” and “The Government of Canada was reminded of its obligations under the Vienna Convention.”

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Canadian government is expected to take stern action against these anti-India separatist elements and those responsible for such crimes.

The reports also stated that the Canadian government would take “all critical actions and steps necessary to ensure the safety of Indian diplomats and high commissioners as well as the security of our diplomatic buildings and consulates so that they are free to perform their regular diplomatic duties,” according to the press release.

Also, it has been reported that last week, supporters of Khalistan demonstrated in front of the Indian Embassy in Canada.

Pro-Khalistan slogans were shouted, allegedly leading to the assault of journalists and building staff who were of Indian descent.

After the beginning of a search for separatist leader Amritpal Singh in India and the arrest of hundreds of his supporters there, the supporters of Khalistan became enraged and started attacking Indian consulates and buildings.

Significantly, after the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia, Ottawa’s High Commission for India had a surge in Khalistani sympathisers this week. Earlier in February, the honorary Indian embassy had been vandalised with Khalistani flags.

Recently, pro-Khalistan supporters also stormed Indian consulates in the United Kingdom and the United States.