Don't visit Australia for now: Preneet Kaur
New Delhi: In the wake of unabated attacks against Indians in Australia, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Friday cautioned Indian students against visiting Down Under for the moment.
Terming the attacks on Indians as "unfortunate", Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said, "It is not acceptable and the Indian government will do whatever is required". She also said that Australia, being a sovereign nation, is also doing its part.
The minister further said, India is hopeful that "something will come out" from the investigations into attacks on Indians in Australia.
“We are pressurising the Australian government to find the reasons behind the attacks, why have they happened and how they have happened. The reasons behind them (attacks) should be investigated.”
"We are hopeful that something will come out from the investigations that are taking place on the attacks on Indians in Australia," said Kaur, who placed a wreath on Ranjodh Singh’s body, who was killed in Australia late last month.
“I think they (Australians) are open now to investigation taking place because of the meeting between Foreign Minister SM Krishna and his counterpart in London,” said Preneet Kaur.
“The first meeting of the joint working group will be over the weekend in the state of Victoria. The attacks on taxi drivers are also something not really acceptable to us Indians and the Indian government.”
On Thursday, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna conveyed displeasure over the assaults to his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith.
Krishna met Smith in London on the sidelines of a conference on Afghanistan hosted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.