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Attacks on Indian students domestic issue of Australia: Shashi Tharoor

The attack on Indian students in Australia is a domestic issue of Australia and should not be treated as a bilateral problem, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said in Thiruvananthapuram today.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2009 21:44 IST

The attack on Indian students in Australia is a domestic issue of Australia and should not be treated as a bilateral problem, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.

"I think that this must be seen principally as a domestic issue for Australia to deal with, within their own society, rather than as a bilateral problem between Australia and India," he said.

But at the same time, he said, India wanted to make it clear that when its students go abroad for study, they were not in any way put under danger.

"But, very much, the responsibility lies with the Australian government", Tharoor said.