Racist email scandal: India summons Australian High Commissioner
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 09, 2010, 12:01
New Delhi: Angered over the racist e-mail scandal involving top Australian police officers, India on Saturday summoned its High Commissioner Peter Varghese and asked what action has been taken by his government in the matter.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had directed the Ministry to seek explanation from Varghese after emails containing racial slurs against Indians by top Victorian police officers was made public by the Australian media.

The Victorian police officers have been caught in a racist e-mail scandal joking about the electrocution of an Indian train passenger and suggesting that it could be "a way to fix the Indian student problem" in Melbourne.

Varghese was asked what action has been taken since the scandal has came to light, sources said.


First Published: Saturday, October 09, 2010, 12:01

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