SC asks Indian embassy to ensure safety of students abroad

     The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Indian High Commissioner and Consulate General in Australia ensure the safety of Indian students and to prevent them from falling prey to fake educational institutions in that country. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice K.G.Balakrishnan expressed concern over Indian students falling prey to fake Universities. Attorney General G. E. Vahanvati informed the court that the Government has laid down guidelines to aid the student community in Australia. Cases of Indian students being duped by fake universities in Australia came to light when a petition was filed seeking an apex court direction to the Union Government to take action. Vahanavati said the Ministry of External Affairs has published the measures to be taken by students before they go abroad for study on its website. The court then disposed the petition.

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