Mamata writes to Sushma on attacks on Indians in USA

6 Mar 2017

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today requested the Centre to take up the recent incidents of attacks on Indians in the United States at the highest level to ensure that such incidents are not repeated.

"Today I have addressed a letter to Sushma Swaraj ji, Union minister of external affairs, on the recent incidents of attacks and unfortunate deaths of young Indians in the United States," Mamata said in a statement. "It is indeed a matter of great concern and my heart goes out to share the sufferings that have come upon their family members," she said. The chief minister said the recent attacks have created panic among the family members of the large number of Indians staying in the US for various reasons.

"Since the number of Indians studying, working, living in the US is very large, such incidents are causing a situation of panic amongst their family members living in India," a concerned Mamata said. "I have requested the Union minister to kindly see that the matter is taken up at the highest level, so that these type of incidents do not recur and Indians living in the US feel safe, secure and worry-free," she added.