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INDIAN STUDENT ATTACKED – AUSTRALIA

October 3rd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

Despite the assurances given by the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Judd to the Indian Foreign Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna, during the latters’ visit to Australia in June 09, regarding  safety of Indian students, the attacks on Indian residents there, have gone unabated. A 28 year old student from the Indian community was attacked with a “plank of wood or a baseball bat” by two men which left him with 20 stitches in his head.

The 28-year-old student, whose name was not declared, was attacked by the men after he got down from a bus at Keilor Plains train station on Tuesday. (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…)

AUSTRALIA ASSURES INDIA

August 7th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

On Thursday Australia assured India that “firm action” will be taken against those responsible for attacks on Indian students and  said that inputs from the Indian community will be incorporated in a safety plan for international students.

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, the first cabinet level Indian minister to visit Australia since the recent spate of attacks on Indian students, met New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees on Thursday and discussed the attacks and difficulties faced by Indian students.

Rees assured India that “firm action” will be taken against those responsible for the recent wave of attacks on Indian students that had
created outrage in India. (more…)

SYDNEY COLLEGE SHUT DOWN

August 1st, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

Sterling College, Sydney has been closed down, has also sacked 35 staff members teaching cookery, social welfare, IT and other courses. International students, whose number exceeds 550, have been left high and dry. Most of them had paid their fees a couple of weeks ago.

As per press reports, Pinky Manhas, a student said that she stands to loose 18,000 dollars and has spent 18 months in the commercial cookery diploma. The lives of thousands of Indian students in Australia are uncertain and complicated due to the racial attacks on them as well as closure of colleges. (more…)

EDUCATION RACKET IN AUSTRALIA?

July 29th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   1 Comment »

The billion dollar Australian Education industry has been in the news for the last three months for all the wrong reasons. Earlier, in late May and June 09 thousands of Indian students demonstrated in Sydney and Melbourne chanting ‘we want justice’ – ‘we want justice’. They were complaining against racial attacks on Indian students and absolute police indifference. They went to Australia to study.

A blatant revelation by ‘Four Corners’ programme on ABC TV Channel last night exposed the exploitation of helpless Indian and foreign students in Australia by unscrupulous businessmen who have set up training schools which render diplomas which are worthless. (more…)