These statements came after Farrukh Dhondy, writer and activist said that Indians in Australia will take matters into their own hands, The Age reported on Thursday, Sep 17.
"There really has to be some form of retaliation from the Indian community as a whole. India has to stand up," he said.
Rudd said Australia was a law-abiding nation. "The laws are there for a purpose and that is for all citizens to adhere to them," he said.
Three Indians were attacked by a group outside a bar in Epping on Saturday, Sep 12 and the attackers told the victims "You Indians, just go back to your country".
The victims said that they were bashed by up to 70 people in a car park in High Street at Epping.
But the police say that there were only four or five offenders, although there were another 20 people making racist comments.