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Concerns Mount Over Safety of Indian-American Students in the U.S.

The tragic death of Indian-American student Akul Dhawan near Illinois University has raised questions about the safety of Indian students studying abroad. Dhawan’s parents have filed a complaint with the University of Illinois Police, alleging negligence in the search and rescue protocols. This incident adds to a series of untimely deaths among Indian and Indian American students in recent years, prompting heightened concerns about their safety.

The White House and U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti have condemned attacks on Indian students, emphasizing the Biden administration’s commitment to ensuring their safety. The Indian government and the Indian mission in the U.S. have offered support and counseling to affected students and their families.