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Attack on Indian Students in Australia

Updated on January 9, 2010

Victims of Madness

Nitin Garg : Victim of Madness [Image by courtesy of EPA]
Nitin Garg : Victim of Madness [Image by courtesy of EPA]

Nitin Garg, 21, one of the many Indian students studying in Australia was stabbed to death in Melbourne.

One more Indian man was attacked in the same region, on same night.

A partially burned dead-body found in New South Wales has been identified to be of an Indian.

"The government advises Indian students studying in Australia as well as those planning to study there, that they should take certain basic precautions in being alert to their own security while moving around," the Indian advisory said.

The attacks on Indian students and robberies have raised many fold in recent past clearly conveying a message of Australians antagonism against Indian immigration in their country.

There has been as many as 1447 [] cases of attacks on Indians in past 12 months. Australian police is not yet sure if these are racially motivated crimes, though.

Indian government has been condemning these attacks as "an uncivilized brutal attack on innocent Indians," and has registered its strong concern towards bilateral ties if the attacks continued. On the other hand Australian government is still denying any claim of racism or nationality. It still is insisting Australia as a Safe Country for all international students.

One thing is sure that Governments would continue making statements and police in investigatons, but what about those who would continue to suffer this madness in Australia.

Those living in Australia can only tell what exactly these attacks are and why? And how can one protect safeguard oneself and others?

I welcome comments from all who are concerned of this situation.


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      Jaspal Singh 7 years ago from India / Australia

      Things are certainly different on ground level. I visited Australia in June- July this year. Australia is certainly peaceful place to be. Legal as well Police system work effectively. Things are moving in right way.

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      Tom Maitland 7 years ago

      It's certainly a very concerning issue here, although I think you've misrepresented it a little bit. Many of the events were not racially motivated and such assumptions must also take into account other possible motives.

      I think it's fair to say despite this hype Australia is a very tolerant, loving and enjoyable country - fortunately this issue is being addressed quickly.