India asks Oz to prevent attacks, punish guilty

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New Delhi, Sep 16: Expressing concerns over recurring attacks on its nationals in Australia, Indian government on Wednesday, Sep 16, said additional measures should be put in place at the earliest.

"We are concerned at the recurring attacks on Indians in Australia. The matter was taken up with foreign minister Stephen Smith by our high commissioner in Canberra today who has also written to the premier of Victoria," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash told reporters

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Hoping that the latest incident is investigated "with care and the culprits are dealt with", he said "it would also help, if various measures being contemplated by the Australian side, in addition to those already announced, are put in place at the earliest, to prevent recurrence of such incidents."

Three Indians were 'brutally bashed' on Sep 12 by a group at a birthday party in a bar in Melbourne after facing racist remarks.

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