High Commission of India issues advisory for safety of Indo-Canadians after Truro Incident
9th September 2021 – After the brutal murder of the Indo-Canadian, Prabhjot Singh Katri, in the city of Truro, Nova Scotia, the High Commission of India in Ottawa has expressed its concern towards the safety of Indo-Canadians.
In a press release today, HCI urged the federal and local Canadian authorities to ensure the safety of all Indian nationals, especially the Indian students in Canada, from racially motivated crimes. It has also requested the Indian community to exercise caution and report any suspicious or hateful activities to the local police authorities.
Lately, the hate crimes against the Indian community in Canada are on the rise. In July this year, a racist video came from Kelowna, British Columbia, where a man of Indian origin was hurled racist slurs.
Maritime Sikh Society has announced a candlelight vigil for Prabhjot and to show solidarity on 10th September at 6 PM at Truro Mall. The community is seeking justice for the loss of his life. The local police would be present to ensure security at the site.