Australia Racist Attacks

  • Racism: Indian beaten up brutally in Australia September 27, 2010

    Melbourne: After a long lull in the racial attacks in Victoria, there has been another suspected racial attack on an Indian national on Sunday. A 21yearold man was reportedly brutally beaten up by four teenagers on bikes. The victim was apparently even asked if he was an Indian before being attacked....
  • Oz youth hated Indians, beat up cabbie: court told May 20, 2010

    Melbourne: A 23yearold Indian cab driver suffered multiple fractures after he was attacked by his passenger, who believes Indians are selfish and took away his mother's job. A court in Melbourne was told about the charges against Murat Kilink, 22, who allegedly attacked the Indian student in Campbellfield over two years...
  • Two Australians held for attacking an Indian January 23, 2010

    Brisbane: A 20yearold man and a teenager were charged with assault on Saturday for attacking and robbing an Indian on Thursday night. The 25yearold victim was using a telephone box in Macgregor, in Brisbane's south, at 10.40 pm. on Thursday when he was set upon and punched to the side...
  • Australian PM visits India to improve ties November 12, 2009

    New Delhi: As Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd landed in Mumbai, India on Wednesday conveyed its concerns over recent attacks on Indian students in that country and stressed the need for Canberra to take "effective steps" to prevent recurrence of such incidents. He flies to Delhi from Mumbai after meeting top...
  • Will ensure safety of Indian students: Aus PM August 7, 2009

    Cairns: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday assured External Affairs Minister S M Krishna that all steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of Indian students as they discussed the issues in the backdrop of recent attacks. After the 20minuteslong close door meeting, Krishna expressed his satisfaction at...
  • The rot in the Australian education industry July 31, 2009

    The pitfalls for foreign students are many not just dodgy colleges. To navigate the red tape of how to study and stay in Australia many students often turn to unscrupulous education and migration agents. ...
  • Oz ready with 10point plan for outside students June 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Worried over the prospect of losing foreign students in the wake of racist attacks on Indians Down Under, Australian universities have come up with a 10point action plan for safety of students from outside. Universities Australia, an association of Australian universities, met in Canberra on June 4 and...
  • Australian PM warns against vigilante action June 10, 2009

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday said, violence in Australian cities against students, including Indians, was "regrettable part" of urban life but warned against vigilante action, saying such acts as equally unwelcome. "It's unacceptable for anyone to commit an act of violence against any student of any ethnicity anywhere in...
  • Krishna asks Indian students in Oz to show restraint June 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Concerned over reports of some Indian students in Australia retaliating in the wake of spate of attacks on them, Government on Tuesday asked them to exercise restraint. "I would like to urge the Indian students to be patient and show restraint. They have gone there (Australia) for higher studies....
  • Indian student's car torched in Melbourne June 7, 2009

    Melbourne: In yet another incident targeting Indian students in Australia, a car belonging to a youth from the community has been torched here, even as police ruled out any racial motive behind it. 22yearold Vikrant Rajesh Ratan, who had used all his savings to...
  • Enough! Govt to frame policy against race attacks June 6, 2009

    Patiala (Punjab): The Central Government will soon formulate a policy to deal with racial discrimination against Indians abroad, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said on Saturday. Arriving in her hometown Patiala for the first time after being inducted in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Government, Preneet Kaur expressed concern...
  • Australia doing nothing to protect Indians: victim June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: One of the victims of an alleged racist attack in Australia says authorities there are doing nothing to protect Indians. The victim, Nardeep Kumar, told Australia's Channel 9 says he now wants to return to India. Nardeep, a 21yearold nursing student, was attacked for the second time in a...
  • NZ won't get tarred with Aussie taint, woos Indians June 3, 2009

    Wellington: The New Zealand education sector has moved to distance itself from attacks on Indian students in neighbouring Australia, saying they were "totally different societies", a newspaper reported here Wednesday. "What we want to do is to remind education agents in India that New Zealand is a different country from Australia...
  • 1,447 Indians attacked in '08'09: Aus top cop June 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Despite Australias claims that the recent attacks on Indians are not racist in nature, figures revealed by Melbourne Police Chief Commissioner show crimes against Indians have risen considerably in the past two years. Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland has released figures that show there were 1,083 reported cases of...
  • Aus worried attacks will scare off Indians June 3, 2009

    Sydney: Australian universities warned on Wednesday that Indian students would go elsewhere if their safety in Australia was not assured. The warning came after bashings and muggings in Melbourne received wide coverage in India and prompted calls from political parties for a boycott of Australian goods and services. "We need to...
  • Strike six: Another Indian attacked in Melbourne June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Even as Australia promises to crack down on those responsible for a spate of attacks on Indians in that country, another incident has been reported. Ashish Sood, studying at the Carrik Institute was reportedly beaten by a group of 15 youngsters on Saturday night at the citys Chappel...
  • Face the Nation: Down under and downright racist? June 2, 2009

    Attacks on Indians in Australia show no signs of abating. In the past one month four Indian students have been targeted by gangs of Australian youths who have also hurled racial abuses on the victims. Indian students on Sunday gathered in Melbourne to protest against the repeated racist assaults on...
  • My nephew is not one to commit suicide: Harbhajan June 1, 2009

    London: Spinner Harbhajan Singh, whose nephew was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Melbourne, appealed to the Indian government to ensure the safety of students in Australia. "I request the authorities to ensure that the guilty are brought to book and my nephew gets the justice he deserves. He was a...
  • Aamir blogs, says racist attacks in Australia a shame June 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Aamir Khan has called the attacks on Indians in Australia "a shame", a couple of days after megastar Amitabh Bachchan turned down the offer of an honorary degree from an Australian university in the wake of the attacks. "(It is) most disturbing to hear about racist attacks...
  • Arrange housing for Indians: Student bodies tell varsities June 1, 2009

    Sydney: Authorities in various Australian universities should arrange housing Indian students in safe areas, at least for the first six months, an expat group formed in the wake of a spate of attacks on Indian students here and in Melbourne said Monday. Yadu Singh, coordinator of the newly formed Community Committee...
  • Beat report: Indian cabbie bashed up by drunk Aussie June 1, 2009

    Melbourne: Adding to the growing list of violent attacks on Indians in Australia, a taxi driver from Hyderabad was reportedly bashed up by a drunken man here. The 35year old victim picked up the reportedly inebriated passenger from the Chapel street for Blackburn suburb and was allegedly beaten up by him. "After...
  • 'Don't send loved ones to Aus if they feel threatened' June 1, 2009

    Melbourne: Australia Trade Minister Simon Crean on Monday said students shouldnt come to Asutralia if they felt threatened. "There's no point sending your loved ones here to study if they feel under threat," Crean said. Crean was referring to the recent spate of attacks on Indians in Australia and said the...
  • Aus detains, then releases 18 at protest rally June 1, 2009

    Melbourne: About 18 youths were detained for allegedly "breaching peace" during a rally by Indian students demanding justice for the victims of racial attacks in Australia. Thousands of students, shaken by a wave of racial assaults including a 25yearold Shravan Kumar who is battling for life in a local hospital called...
  • Aus sends cops, profs to India for damage control June 1, 2009

    New Delhi: After the recent spate of brutal attacks on Indian students in Australia, the country has been forced into damage control. An Australian police team is expected to reach in India on Monday morning to reassure potential students. The team that also includes professors from Victoria University apart...
  • Tired of words, Indian students want Oz govt to act May 31, 2009

    Melbourne: Thousands of Indian students marched in protest from the Royal Melbourne Hospital to the Victorian Parliament House. A warning that inadequate action against racial victimisation could acquire violent overtones. "We will never start any conflict. But if you come and attack us thinking we are soft targets, we will not...
  • Special show: Racist Australia? May 31, 2009

    Worried about reports emanating from Australia? CNNIBN gets your questions answered. ...
  • Accept Oz honour or not? Big B starts poll on blog May 31, 2009

    New Delhi: With reports of Indian youths being attacked in Australia, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan took a stand with his latest blog post. Big B has invited the readers of his blog to help him take a decision. Recently, the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia announced that...
  • Study in Oz? Students value security over education May 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Following the spate of violent attacks against Indians in Australia, not just victims, even other students are sounding word of caution against studying in Australia. Indian student in Australia Baljinder Singh, who was robbed and stabbed in Melbourne on May 25, said Indians are being specifically targeted. "I...
  • Harbhajan's cousin alleges son killed in Oz race attack May 31, 2009

    Jalandhar: Amid racial attacks on Indian students in Australia, cricketer Harbhajan Singh's cousin alleged on Saturday that an Australian taxi driver has killed his son in Melbourne and thrown the body on a railway track. Harbhajan's cousin Jagjit Singh claimed that his 26yearold son Upkar Singh Babbal, who went to Australia...
  • Watch: Oz racist attack victim's family speaks May 30, 2009

    Rajesh Kumar Nehra a student from Haryana studying in Australia was attacked in Sydney. He suffered 30 per cent burn injuries after a petrol bomb was hurled into his home. ...