Attacks on Indians continue in Oz: FISA

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Attacks on Indians continue in Oz: FISA
Melbourne, Apr 10: Coming close in heels of concern raised by Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal with Victorian Premier John Brumby about the safety of Indians in Australia, an organistation of Indian students in Australia has said that Indians continue to face attacks though it has gone unreported.

Speaking to Sky News TV channel, Gautam Gupta, spokesperson of Federation of Indian Student Association (FISA) said that the lack of media coverage on the attacks on Indians is a major concern.

"It's just that they're not being reported adequately and that's a big concern for us," Gupta said.

Gupta's statement came just as Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal is in country to explore ways to collaborate in education sector.

Gupta said that the agreement between India and Australia to boost education ties would bring in more benefit for Australia than to India.

"As an Australian I think it's a great agreement. For Australia it is good. It is good for Australian economy," he said, adding "from an Indian point of view I think the Indian government should have asked for more safety and safeguards for their students in Australia."

On Thursday, Apr 8, India and Australia signed in an agreement to achieve greater cooperation between the education sectors of both the countries and to expand the current education exchange programme.

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