Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’


July 15th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on CARS TORCHED IN AUSTRALIA

Adelaide.   All is not well with the Indian community living in Australia. The news of burning down of a Copper Tiffin Restaurant owned by an Indian named Yash Desai,  in Sydney on Cleveland Street is still fresh in everyone’s mind. And now three cars belonging to Indian students were torched by a gang of teens in fire bomb attacks, which have been described by the Indian community as ‘racial’.

Acccording to ‘Adelaide Now’, the students lived in Greenacres suburb and said the early morning fire-bombs attacks have left them shattered and are scared of their lives now.

Yasif Multani, a 28 year old Indian student, claimed that a group of about fifteen neighborhood teenagers were responsible for the attacks on the Indian community. (more…)


May 11th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on ATTACKS ON INDIANS-AUSTRALIA

Attacks on Indian students have gone unabated in Sydney and Melbourne. After a relative lull in attacks on Indians in Australia, there have been attacks on Indian students during the month of April 2010 and two of them in the last week of April alone. An Indian student was robbed, brutally bashed up and racially abused in a fresh incidence of violence Down Under.
According to, The Age, 23-year-old Neeraj Bhardwaj was viciously attacked near Melbourne Aquarium, close to the city police headquarters, at Melbourne, by two drunk men when he was waiting for a tram at 4 a.m. (local time) on Easter Monday after a night out.

The assault left Bhardwaj with a damaged left eye, broken nose, headaches and sore ribs. He said the doctors told him his left eye had lost “80 to 90 per cent” of its capacity and might never recover. (more…)


November 7th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on FOUR COLLEGES SHUT DOWN IN AUSTRALIA


It has been reported by ABC TV news and Times TV news agencies that more than 2,700 international students  suffered another setback after the collapse of four private colleges in Australia on Friday, Nov 6.

Global Campus Management Group, which owns these  colleges in Sydney and Melbourne, was placed into voluntary administration on Thursday, Nov 5. About 2,700 International students were affected which includes students who were about to take their exams shortly. The students were mainly from India and other Asian countries.

India’s deputy high commissioner to Australia, V K Sharma, said an estimated 300 or so of the affected students were Indians and that the recent collapse of some colleges had led to a sharp fall in student arrivals from India. “There was also a lot of fraud going on in the system,” he added. (more…)


August 7th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on AUSTRALIA ASSURES INDIA

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…)


August 1st, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on SYDNEY COLLEGE SHUT DOWN

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…)