In a shocking incident, a series of attacks on Indian students in Milan, Italy has come to light. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today requested them not to panic and alert others about the “risky zones”. It’s a matter of worry as after attacks in Australia and USA on Indians now the same thing is happening in Italy. The Consulate General of India (CGI) has reached out to the students and assured them that the officials are taking up the matter with higher authorities there.
The External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, also said that she has received a report about the incidents and she was “personally monitoring the situation”. She posted a tweet on Twitter that reads:
The consulate has also asked to report any such incident on the helpline number provided in the advisory. According to the reports, the attacks on Indian students have coincided with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni’s two-day visit to India. PM Gentiloni visited India and reached Delhi yesterday and inked six pacts to boost cooperation in key sectors, including energy and trade.
To let you know, Italy’s Milan is the global capital of fashion and design. Every year a number of students from India take admissions in the top universities or colleges of Milan to study design, arts, architecture, fashion as well as Economics, Computer Science etc.