SC tells Centre to publish steps taken to protect Indian students in Australia

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New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): A vacation bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and A K Ganguly, has directed the Central Government to publish all steps taken to protect Indian students in Australia.

The web sites of ministries of External Affairs, Over seas Indian Affairs, and Indian High Commission in Australia should contain this information the two judge bench said.

This is the second observation in this month. Earlier, the apex court had directed the Government to initiate steps to protect Indian students in Australia.

Expressing its deep concern over the attacks on Indian students, the apex court bench directed the Government to file an affidavit before it about the steps taken to protect them within two weeks.

Representing the government, Attorney General G E Vahanavati argued that all attacks on Indian students might not be of a racial nature.

The bench instructed the government that the safety and security of Indian students should be addressed with high priority.

Meanwhile, the Indian Government has asked its high commission in Australia to file a report on Sunday's attack in which two students were attacked with beer bottles. (ANI)

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