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Indian Students Assaulted In Italy:- The Indian Consulate in Milan has said that in a string of incidents in northern Italy, the Indian students have been assaulted.
An advisory to Indian students has been issued by the Consulate General of India (CGI) in Milan on Monday.
According to the advisory posted on Twitter, "The Consulate has received reports of unfortunate incidents of attacks on Indian students in Milan. All Indian students are urged not to panic. The Consulate is taking up this matter with the highest level of law and order authorities in Milan."
Attack on Indian students in Milan pic.twitter.com/kY0qwfePm8— India in Milan (@cgmilan1) October 30, 2017
However, it was not mentioned by the advisory if the attacks on Indian students appeared to be racially motivated. The Indian students have been advised by the CGI to be in touch with each other, especially when they go out. The students were also advised to spread information about the areas where they have experienced "such incidents". This is to be done just to avoid such areas and the CGI mainly focused on among other students from India.
A detailed report about the incidents, has been received, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Swaraj said the situation was personally being monitored by her and asked the students not to worry.
Attack on Indian students in Milan : I have got the detailed report. Pls do not worry. I am monitoring the situation personally. @cgmilan1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 31, 2017