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May 29, 2009 at 02:05am IST

India to Oz: Ensure safety of Indians there

New Delhi: Expressing outrage at the attack on its students in Melbourne, India asked Australia to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna reminded Australia about its responsibility to ensure the well-being and security of Indian students studying in that country.

“I have been appalled at the attack on our students in Melbourne,” Krishna said in a statement in the Capital while commenting on the assault on four Indian students, one of whom is battling for life in a hospital in Melbourne.

KRISHNA TALKS TOUGH: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna asked Australia to ensure Indians safety there.

“We will impress upon the Australian authorities that such attacks should not be permitted,” he said.

The minister said Indian Consulate General in Melbourne is in touch with the affected students and the state police.

Indian High Commissioner in Canberra Sujata Singh has rushed to Melbourne to take stock of the situation and to ensure that the student who has been seriously injured receives the best possible treatment and that the authorities ensure that the culprits are brought to book.