'Act quick, halt attack on Indian students'

Speaking at the concluding ceremony of a camp organised by the VHP here on Sunday, Togadia said, “About 500 Indian students have been attacked in Australia and there are reports that even in America Indian students are unsafe. We want to know what External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is doing when the situation has reached such an alarming stage.”

He urged the External Affairs Minister to visit both the countries and bring pressure on those governments and ensure security to  Indian students studying there.

Quoting a survey, the firebrand Hindu leader said about 80,000 Indians students were studying in Australia and 3 lakh students in America. The External Affairs Ministry must act fast. Otherwise, the VHP would launch a nation-wide protest against the Centre.

When a Muslim doctor was arrested by the Australian government in connection with terrorist activities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh literally wept and even announced that India would provide legal service to the arrested doctor. But why the prime minister was keeping mum when hundreds of Indian students were being targeted in foreign countries, he questioned.

More IITs, IIMs

Saying that Centre must set up more premier institutions like IITs, IIMs in different parts of the country, Togadia said students would not want to pursue higher studies abroad if they get good education at an affordable price in our own country.

He said unable to digest the progress of Indians in all fronts, the foreigners were attacking Indian students. Ironically, several foreign universities were depending on Indian students for their survival. The foreign varsities were appointing their agents in India to attract Indian students.

He also said that several problems of India would be solved if India was announced as the Hindu nation.

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