MPs condemn attacks on Indian students abroad

Hyderabad, June 11: Congress MP from Nizamabad Madhu Yaskhi Goud has said that all the Parliamentarians from Andhra Pradesh have strongly aired their concern at the increasing attacks on Indian students including the Telugus studying abroad.

Mr. Goud said that the very fact that the Indian Government summoned the Australian High Commissioner and admonished him for the continuing racial attacks on Indian students showed the concern of the Parliament.
Meet Union Minister

A delegation of Andhra MPs had already met the Indian Overseas Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and urged him to take necessary steps to create confidence among the students.

Talking to the reporters here on Wednesday, the Congress MP said that countries like the United States and Australia should realise that close to Rs.9,000 crore revenue was generated by their universities by way of fees collected from Indian students.

He also pointed out that it was not correct to say that the Indian students were snatching the jobs of the locals.

Mr. Goud quoted the remarks of Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates that there was need for human resources from India to run the software business in the US and other parts of the world.

The MP advised the Indian students to observe restraint and not to retaliate against the Australian if they came under attack.
Telangana issue

To a question on the Telangana Statehood, he said the performance of the ruling party only proved that voters had believed the credibility of the Congress and voted for it. Other parties have failed to keep up to the people’s expectations.

“The fact that we won 12 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana shows our commitment for the Statehood,” he observed.

He refused to be drawn into a controversy over the use of word ‘divisive forces’ in the Governor’s address stating that he had not read the contents.

However, he said demand for creation of separate country by Jammu & Kashmir people could not be equated with that of the aspirations of the people of Telangana for a separate State.