India seeks Australia’s explanation over racial attacks on students

June 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna has said that India has sought an explanation from Australia over attacks on its students there.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, the Minister said, “We are in close touch with the High Commissioner and we are also in close touch with our High Commission there in Australia. We should do everything possible to bring about certain normalcy in some of the cities in Australia.”

“I hope the Australian government would look into this,” he added.

The attacks caused some diplomatic discomfort between the two countries and sparked angry protests in India. Australia’s government condemned the attacks and has launched an inquiry into them.

Indian students believe that the attacks were acts of racism and warned of “curry bashings” in Australia, where foreign students over 12 billion dollars contribute. (ANI)

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