Australia Attacks

  • Drunk men assault, abuse Asian couple in Melbourne March 2, 2010

    Melbourne: A Sri Lankan man and his Indian wife were attacked and racially abused by drunken men at their home in Melbourne A group of some 25 men beat up 60-year-old Ranjit Sahasranaman, who is married to Indian-origin Agalya Sahasranamn, outside the couple’s home in Carrams Down suburb on Sunday morning. Sahasranaman,...
  • Are our people safe? India asks Australia to explain February 10, 2010

    Melbourne: India on Wednesday sought "credible answers" from Australia about the safety of its nationals who are studying in that country. "It is important to understand that there is anger and frustration in India over what is happening (in Australia)," said Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh in an article published in...
  • Don't visit Australia for now: junior foreign minister January 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Friday cautioned Indian students against visiting Australia for the moment following the string of attacks on Indian nationals. "We are doing all that we can. An advisory has been issued not to visit Australia...," Kaur told reporters, reiterating that Indian...
  • Suspect couple to be produced before Aus court January 29, 2010

    Sydney: An Indian couple was scheduled to appear on Friday in a Sydney court over the death of fellow fruit-picker Ranjodh Singh in a case that has helped stoke tension between Delhi and Canberra over the safety of Indians in Australia. Police allege Singh, 25, was still alive when he was...
  • Oz cops urge help in tracing Indian student's killers January 24, 2010

    Melbourne: Police in Melbourne believe “someone in the community knows” who murdered Indian student Nitin Garg. The police said this after releasing video clippings of the last moments of the victim and re-enacted his final steps on the spot. A team of detectives of Victoria police Saturday tried to trace clues across...
  • Foreign students at risk: Oz was warned 2 years ago January 23, 2010

    Melbourne: Two years ago, Australia's state and federal governments were warned about the possibility of foreign students facing attacks, but they "weren't interested in listening", a group that represents the country's universities said Saturday. Universities Australia chief executive Glenn Withers told The Age he was disappointed state and federal governments did...
  • Devil's Advocate: Aus image has taken a beating January 11, 2010

    How effectively is Australia dealing with the rising spate of attacks on Indians in that country? That's the key issue Karan Thapar explored with the Australian High Commissioner, Peter Varghese. Karan Thapar: High Commissioner, let me start with the question that most people want to hear you answer. Why does the Australian...
  • Australia says attack on Indian not racist January 9, 2010

    Melbourne/New Delhi: A 29-year-old Indian was set ablaze by four unidentified attackers in Melbourne on Saturday. Jaspreet Singh was admitted to hospital, where his condition was described as "not critical". The Australian government condemned the incident but insisted that it was not racially motivated. The attack on Singh in the early hours...