Posts Tagged ‘Indians attacked in Australia’

ATTACKS AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA

January 24th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

Melbourne.  Despite various assurances given by the Australian government, the attacks on Indians go on unabated. Two more Indian youth, including a taxi driver, have been attacked which takes the total to seven attacks in a week. A 25 year old youth was attacked and looted in the Macgregor area of South Brisbane while talking on a phone and his purse was snatched.

Students or taxi drivers of Indian origin have found themselves being targeted in both Melbourne and Sydney, sparking allegations of widespread racism in Australian society and a failure by the law enforcement authorities to act.

Australian envoy to India Peter Varghese admits that the continuing attacks on Indian nationals in his country have the “potential to impact on the broader relationship” between the two sides. (more…)

INDIANS ATTACKED AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA

September 16th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   1 Comment »

After a month or two of peace in Australia, Mukhtiar Singh and his two nephews  were brutally beaten up by a group of 80 people including women in Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Epping. The three were heckled as they played pool on Saturday and then attacked with bottles in a car park when they decided to leave. They wanted to avoid the confrontation, but the mob  started beating them.

Weeks after the External Affairs Minister SM Krishna visited Australia for an assurance that the government would do all it can to safeguard Indian students and other Indians residing there, things have not changed. (more…)