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Canada Education | 'Set up helpline for students in Canada', Punjab BJP chief urges Jaishankar

IANS | Updated on Sunday, September 24, 2023 14:35 PM IST

CHANDIGARH: Amid the strained diplomatic ties between India and Canada, Punjab unit BJP president Sunil Jakhar on Saturday wrote to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to set up a helpline to address concerns of Indians and students in Canada.

"I have urged him to issue a detailed statement listing out various steps and measures being taken by the government of India for the welfare of our citizens in Canada, which I believe would go a long way in assuaging the sense of deep anxiety, panic and indecision prevailing among them," he said.

The Punjabis form the biggest number of citizens residing in Canada.

Jakhar hoped Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would realise his "folly at the earliest and relations between India and Canada are put on an even keel once again".

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