India says it takes no notice of ‘fringe’ elements spreading hate in North America

New Delhi (PTI): The Indian government takes no cognizance of fringe elements spreading hate and communal disharmony, India’s External Affairs Ministry announced on Thursday.

The ministry was reacting to a reported move to ban the entry of Indian officials in some gurdwaras in Canada and the United States.

“We have seen several reports regarding such notifications,” ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said while replying to a question on the issue.

He said the vast majority of the Sikh community in Canada and other parts of the world shared a very warm emotional bond with India and had worked for improving ties between India and the country where they lived.

“We take no cognizance of fringe elements which spread hate and communal disharmony,” Kumar said.

There were reports in a section of the media that some gurdwaras in the US and Canada had decided not to allow the entry of Indian officials and diplomats.