India on Tuesday said it had taken up with Italian authorities several cases of attacks on Indian students in Milan, with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj saying she was personally monitoring the situation.
At least three Indian students in Milan told a TV news channel that they were victims of “racist” attacks in the northern Italian city. One said he was repeatedly punched in the face by some Italian men and told to “go home” on October 17, while another said he was threatened with a broken beer bottle and hit on the head on October 29.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the Indian consulate in Milan said it had taken up the “unfortunate incident of attacks on the Indian students” with the “highest level of law and order authorities” in the city.
“All Indian students are urged not to panic,” the statement said. The consulate asked students to report all …