The Indian Consulate in Milan has informed that Indian students have been assaulted in a sequence of incidents reported from northern Italy.
The Consulate General of India (CGI) in Milan on Monday issued an advisory to Indian students and asked them not to panic.
"The Consulate has received reports of unfortunate incidents of attacks on Indian students in Milan. All Indian students are urged not to panic. The Consulate is taking up this matter with the highest level of law and order authorities in Milan," read the advisory posted on the Twitter handle of the CGI.
Attack on Indian students in Milan pic.twitter.com/kY0qwfePm8— India in Milan (@cgmilan1) October 30, 2017
It is not yet clear if the attacks are racially motivated.
The CGI has advised Indian students to be in touch with each other, especially when they go out and advised students to spread information among other students from India about the areas where they have experienced such incidents so that such areas can be avoided.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said she had received a detailed report about the incidents.
Swaraj said she was personally monitoring the situation and asked the students not to worry.
Attack on Indian students in Milan : I have got the detailed report. Pls do not worry. I am monitoring the situation personally. @cgmilan1
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 31, 2017