Jammu & Kashmir

‘Threat of civil unrest, kidnapping’: Avoid travel to Kashmir, Canada to its citizens

Armed forces deployment on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar Kashmir.

The Canadian government has asked its citizens to avoid all travel to Jammu and Kashmir “due to the unpredictable security situation”, ramping up a confrontation between the two countries.

Earlier, Canada accused Indian government of being involved in the killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June.

“Avoid all travel to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir due to the unpredictable security situation. There is a threat of terrorism, militancy, civil unrest and kidnapping. This advisory excludes travelling to or within the Union Territory of Ladakh,” Canada stated in the advisory for India, marking it an “Exercise A High Degree Of Caution”.

The latest development comes even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday demanded that India treat with “utmost seriousness” Canada’s allegations of New Delhi’s possible involvement in the slaying of Nijjar, a concern echoed by Washington.

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