Posts Tagged ‘S.M.Krishna’


May 28th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on CANADA DENIES VISAS TO INDIANS

Instances have come to light where serving and retired Indian officials have been denied Canadian visas. In response to a question regarding denial of visa to an Indian by the Canadian High Commission, the Official Spokesperson said that the matter has come to the attention of Ministry of External Affairs and has been taken up appropriately with the Canadian side. 

External Affairs Minister, S.M.Krishna, has said that Canada’s decision to deny visas to Indian security men is “unacceptable” adding that the Canadians have been told of India’s views. 

“We have conveyed to the Canadian government that the letters issued by their High Commission to serving or retired officers who had applied for Canadian visa are entirely unacceptable. We expect the Canadians to address the situation,” he said.   (more…)


September 16th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on INDIANS ATTACKED AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA

After a month or two of peace in Australia, Mukhtiar Singh and his two nephews  were brutally beaten up by a group of 80 people including women in Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Epping. The three were heckled as they played pool on Saturday and then attacked with bottles in a car park when they decided to leave. They wanted to avoid the confrontation, but the mob  started beating them.

Weeks after the External Affairs Minister SM Krishna visited Australia for an assurance that the government would do all it can to safeguard Indian students and other Indians residing there, things have not changed. (more…)


August 9th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on AUSTRALIA TO PROTECT INDIAN STUDENTS

External Affairs Minister, S.M.Krishna, who is on a five day visit to Australia to obtain first hand, the information regarding the attacks on Indian students in Australia, had met PM Kevin Rudd and other officials at the highest levels.

The Indian delegation’s pressure on Australia is now yielding results. Australia, in dire need to protect its’ billion dollars education industry, has announced changes in the courses as well as the roles played by the immigration agents there.

His comments came as reports in Australia said a number of migration and education agents were “duping” foreign students, including Indians, in Australia and were also offering “fake” work experience certificates. (more…)