Dismissing suggestions that Indian reaction on the attacks was “hysterical”, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said that India expects its citizens to be safe in that country.
The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said “there is need for calm and balance, to let the concerned authorities in Australia take remedial measures to ensure there are no further incidents of this nature.”
“None of us needs to be hysterical but all that we expect is that Indians, whether they are students or otherwise, should be safe in the countries to which they go for pursuing their higher studies,” Krishna said reacting to reports of Australia asking Indian leadership not to fuel “hysteria” over the issue.
However, Australian High Commissioner Peter Verghese denied the reports quoting his government’s acting Foreign Minister Simon Crean as having described the Indian reaction as “hysterical”.
“It is a matter of concern that, in spite of serious and concerted efforts by the Australian Government to deal with this issue... these attacks are continuing...”, the MEA said.