Regarding the Khalistan referendum, the government of Canada has issued a hate crime advisory.

Hate crimes, sectarian unrest, and anti-India activities in Canada have risen dramatically, according to the government . The government urged Indian nationals in Canada, particularly students and travelers, to exercise due caution and be vigilant .

NEW DELHI (New York): With India's ties with Canada in jeopardy as a result of the latter's refusal to prosecute hate crimes and the so-called Khalistan referendum, the government urged Indian nationals in Canada, particularly students and travelers, to exercise due caution and be vigilant.Hate crimes, sectarian unrest, and anti-India activities in Canada have risen dramatically, according to the government, and the perpetrators have not been brought to justice so far.The ministry of foreign affairs and our high commissionconsulates general in Canada have discussed the matter with Canadian authorities and advised them to look at the suspected crimes and take the appropriate steps.So far in Canada, the perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice, according to MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

Similarly, the government allowed Indian nationals and students from India to register with the high commission of India in Ottawa or Consulates General of India in Toronto and Vancouver via their respective websites or the MADAD website madad.gov.in.According to the report, the High Commission and the Consulates General would be able to better communicate with Indian people in Canada in the event of a need or emergency.The advisory comes a day after India responded with skepticism to the so-called Khalistan referendum in Canada, declaring that it was unconscionable that such a politically motivated activity by jihadist groups could take place in a friendlier region.When asked about the referendum issue, India has spoken to Canadian officials via diplomatic channels and will continue to pressure Canada in this regard, according to a MEA spokesperson.