Former Delhi mayor demands security for Indian students in Australia

June 9th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Former Delhi mayor Arti Mehra Tuesday said the Australian government should provide enough security to Indian students, whether attacks are racist or opportunist.
“We condemn the attack on Indian students. The Australian government should provide enough security to Indian students, whether the attacks are racist or opportunist,” Mehra, who was wearing black to mark her protest, told reporters here.

Mehra, along with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly Tuesday went to the Australian High Commission here to meet the high commissioner and submit a memorandum against the attack on Indian students in Australia.

Jolly was also dressed in black clothes as a mark of their protest.

“Your universities come to India, spend crores of rupees to attract Indian students with the Australian government’s complete logistic, political and diplomatic support. But if your government can not guarantee the security of Indian students, then you do not have the moral right to attract our youngsters with false promises and olive branches,” said the memorandum submitted to the Australian high commissioner here.

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