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Krishna meets Aus counterpart twice in two days

January 28, 2010 21:53 IST

As attacks against Indians continued unabated in Australia, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna met his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith for the second time in two days and is understood to have conveyed displeasure over the assaults on Thursday.

Krishna met Smith in London on the sidelines of the conference on Afghanistan hosted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

During the meeting, Krishna is understood to have conveyed India's displeasure over continuing attacks against the community members despite assurances from the Australian government.

Ahead of the meeting, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur in New Delhi expressed "dismay" at the continuing attacks against Indians.

This is the second time Krishna is meeting Smith in two days as the two held discussions on Wednesday on the attacks against Indians.

The second meeting came as four more Indian youths were attacked in Brisbane on Thursday.

"Four more attacks on Indians in Brisbane, Queensland, took place," Sky News reported, without identifying victims.

"Three of them have been directed at cab drivers, one who told how he was punched and dragged from his taxi," it said.

The fourth victim was a 23-year-old pizza delivery boy, who was bashed up with a cricket bat and robbed while making a delivery in Brisbane.
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