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India warns Australia of 'long-term consequences o

MELBOURNE: Indian High Commissioner to Australia has reportedly met Australian Governor-General, warning of long term consequences unless more

action was taken to prevent attacks against the Indians and pointed that the Victoria was in "a state of denial".

The new development came after Victorian premier John Brumby yesterday lashed out Indian media and some government officials for "unbalanced views on the ongoing attacks".

According to 'The Age' report, top Indian envoy Sujatha Singh had sought a meeting with Bryce in Sydney last Friday.

She has believed to have told the Governor-General Quentin Bryce that Australia is not racist but warned of long term effect unless more action was taken to prevent attacks.

The report said while she applauded the role of police in NSW, Queensland and South Australia for handling racist attacks, Victoria was taking too long to respond and was in a state of "denial" over the severity of the attacks.

Citing more than 100 incidents of racist violence against Indians, she told Bryce Victorian authorities were in denial over the scale of the attacks.

The report said even as Victorian police have repeatedly said they do not record the ethnicity of assault victims, a spokesman yesterday was unable to confirm Singh's claimed number of incidents.

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