Posts Tagged ‘Indian students’

Students Not To Be Victimised

February 13th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

New York. The External Affairs Minister, Mr S.M. Krishna, told reporters today that the Indian students of California-based Tri Valley University, which has been shut down on charges of massive visa fraud, should be absorbed into other US universities and not victimised.

“The student who came in good faith, they should not be victimised, and it is necessary they should be absorbed into other universities in the United States and allowed to pursue their studies,” he said. (more…)


February 6th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

India has still not beeen able to settle the issue of attacks on Indian students in Australia and is now facing similar humiliation in the United States. The US authorities have confiscated the passports of Indian students of the Tri-Valley University, California and have now radio-tagged them for exposing that the University is a fake. Indian authorities have condemned this inhumane act and the MEA has asked that stern action be taken against the erring officials.

The Tri-valley University in the US has been found to be dud then how can the Indian students be penalised for no wrong-doing on their part? They have been radio-tagged like criminals on parole. These people had gone to US on valid visas and had the status of a ‘student’ and suddenly they are being termed as ‘illegal visitors’ for  no fault? Actually it is the racket conducted by the Americans who are running a fake uaniversity and the Indians are being held to take over the responsibility for this mess. Why? (more…)


October 11th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

India has reacted sharply over news in the Australian media of a racist email scandal involving top Australian police officers. The Australian High Commissioner to India, Peter Verghese, was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday after top Victoria Police were caught circulating offensive mails on an Indian electrocuted on a train.

 A demarche was issued to him on this matter and it was conveyed to him that such an entrenched bias among sections of law enforcers towards the Indian community is a matter of serious concern.  We sincerely hope that apart from taking action against concerned officers, Australian authorities will also take necessary and effective measures to address concerns about safety of all people of Indian origin in Australia.

The officers in Victoria circulated video footage of the electrocution of a man who was travelling on the roof of a crowded train in India and suggested it could be a way to fix Melbourne’s Indian students’ problem, according to a report in the Herald Sun. (more…)


November 15th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »


Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is on a visit to India, on Thursday discussed with Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister the racial attacks on Indian nationals in his country.

Rudd assured the Prime Minister that his government was committed to stopping the attacks on Indian nationals in his country but authorities could not totally rule out such incidents in future. (more…)


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…)