Australia assured India that “firm action” will be taken against those responsible for the recent attacks on Indian students, as External Affairs Minister SM Krishna took up the issue with the authorities here amid serious concerns over it back home.
During his meeting with New South Wales (NSW) Premier Nathan Rees, Krishna, who is on a five-day visit to Australia, was assured action would be taken against the perpetrators.
Krishna said he was satisfied with the reassurance he received. “Indian students are going to be safe in Australia,” he was quoted as saying.
Rees also assured Krishna that inputs from the Indian community would be included in the action plan for international students.
Krishna, who met Indian community representatives, said the “well being and safety of Indians overseas is a top priority for the government of India”.
The Indian community leaders emphasised that immediate action by Australian government in every case was necessary and asked Krishna to tell authorities of this country to be more cooperative. PTI