A total of 81 confirmed cases of attacks on Indians, including students, have been reported in Australia since May 23 this year, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vyalar Ravi said the Australian government has informed India that it was taking a series of steps to check attacks on Indians and ensure their safety.
“The total number of confirmed cases of attacks on Indians, including students, since May 23 is 81,” he said.
Ravi said the matter has been taken up with the Australian government at the highest level.
“It has been conveyed to them that such attacks should not be allowed to happen and that it is the responsibility of the police authorities in particular to ensure the well-being and security of our students in Australia,” the minister said.
He said that in some cases, arrests have been made and offenders charged.