Which of the following is correct and why?
Zero tolerance policy needed towards attacks on Indian students in Canada.
Zero tolerance policy needed against attacks on Indian students in Canada.
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Towards : Google Dictionary
1.in the direction of.
"I walked toward(s) the front door"
synonyms: in the direction of, to;
2.as regards; in relation to.
"he was warm and tender toward her"
synonyms: with regard to, as regards, regarding, in regard to, respecting, in relation to, concerning, about, apropos, vis-à-vis "her attitude toward politics"
You want definition 2. In regards to attacks on students, there needs to be a zero tolerance policy.
Against does not mean what you think it does. Of course we are against attacks, but we cannot apply that to what we should do.