Racist Attacks

  • Indian restaurant owner beaten up in Australia June 11, 2013

    Melbourne: In an apparent racist attack, an Indian restaurant owner was beaten up and verbally abused by a group of teenagers in Australia's Ballarat near Melbourne. 22yearold Himanshu Goyal was bashed up and verbally abused while closing his Bridge Mall eatery about 9.30 pm (local time) on Friday when eight...
  • Students subject to racist attacks in Australia January 13, 2011

    Australian government is keen to reverse the negative effects of these attacks on its global image. ...
  • Racist attack on Indian man in Scotland October 14, 2010

    London: An Indian shop assistant suffered a broken jaw after being beaten by a gang of racist thugs who abused him when he tried to stop them from attacking a woman in Edinburgh in Scotland. Pankaj Rawat, 21, was walking home after a night out when he intervened to protect...
  • 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...
  • Punjab youth stabbed to death in Australia April 11, 2010

    Sydney: An Indian hailing from Punjab was found dead on a roadside in Sydney on Sunday, even as the police are investigating the cause of his death. The police has sent the body of Dharmendar Singh for postmortem. He is believed to be between 3035 years. "The cause of the death will...
  • Race attack victim gets Oz residency April 8, 2010

    Melbourne: Shravan Kumar cannot see too well yet and has just begun to carry out his daily chores on his own. But close to a year after the 26yearold had a screwdriver driven into his head by racist attackers, Kumar has something to cheer about. "I am doing well now...
  • Look poor to avoid attacks: Aus cops to Indians February 7, 2010

    Melbourne: Victorian police chief Simon Overland has advised Indian students in Australia to keep a low profile and "try to look as poor as you can" to avoid attacks, drawing strong condemnation from the community which called his statement "ridiculous". Indian students could make themselves less of a target if they...
  • Most favoured nation: Indians flock to be Oz citizens January 26, 2010

    Sydney: Despite all the reports of violence against Indians, hundreds of them are becoming Australian citizens, making India the third most represented country, followed by Britain and China, for people receiving their citizenship. Alisha D'Souza and her twin sister, Binaisha, 19, could not contain their excitement as they took their oath...
  • 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...
  • Oz envoy says attack on Indians a street crime September 17, 2009

    Days after the latest incident of assault on three Indians in Melbourne, India on Wednesday asked Australia to take immediate steps to prevent the recurrence of such attacks and punish the guilty. The acting Australian High Commissioner to India, Lachlan Strahan, spoke exclusively to CNNIBN about the recent attacks on...
  • 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. ...
  • Indians need to blend in to be safe in Australia July 28, 2009

    Melbourne: Australia has evolved as the favoured destination for education amongst Indian students wishing to study abroad. Earlier it was the hallowed corridors of Oxford and Harvard, but more recently, the rush has headed down under. The figures of students from India opting for Australian shores is proof of the...
  • We will try to maximise security for students: Aus PM June 24, 2009

    Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday said that he would do "everything possible to maximise security" and step up safety measures for international students following a wave of savage attacks on Indian students that have caused an outrage. "Any assault against any person is one assault too many. I...
  • 16th victim: Indian alleges racist attack in Australia June 23, 2009

    New Delhi: One more Indian has been attacked in Australia with the victim claiming that it was a racial assault. Mir Raza Ali Khan, a resident of Hyderabad, was reportedly attacked by two men on Monday in Melbourne when he was coming out of hair salon. According to Raza, the two men...
  • 14th attack in Australia: Indian abused, beaten up June 15, 2009

    Melbourne: There seems no stopping to the list of violent racist attacks in Australia as yet another Indian student was bashed in Melbourne's eastern suburb. The 20yearold Sunny Bajaj was verbally abused and then punched by two men as he was about to get into his car in Boronia on...
  • 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...
  • No self policing, Oz authorities tell Indian students June 11, 2009

    Sydney: Racial conflict still simmers down under in Australia. Two Indian students were arrested in the latest protest rally in Sydney. Australian authorities have finally admitted that the attacks are racial but say vigilante groups and retaliatory attacks will not be tolerated. Running out of patience, the Indian student community in...
  • Attacks on Indians 'fact of urban life': Aus PM June 10, 2009

    Sydney: The unending attacks on Indian students in Australia are a "regrettable fact of urban life", Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Wednesday, warning Indians not to avenge the assaults on them. "The truth is, in our cities right across the country, there are acts of violence every day," Rudd...
  • Selja puts off Oz trip June 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja postponed her Australia visit next month in the wake of a series of attacks on Indian students in that country. "I am not going to Australia for the tourism promotional event scheduled in July," Selja said. The Tourism Ministry had planned a series of promotional...
  • 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...
  • Indian students retaliate in Oz, Govt says be patient June 10, 2009

    New Delhi: In reply to all the attacks on Indian students in Australia, the Indians students have now formed groups to fight back and protect themselves. The two violent incidents, where Indian students attacked an Australian boy and three Lebanese men, have really worried the Australian police. In one of the...
  • 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 students urged to unite and fight back June 9, 2009

    Tensions between Indian students and the Australian Police clearly on the rise as the attacks continue. The administration insists they are not racial, but outraged Indians may be hitting back. New videos show groups urging Indian students to unite in gangs and fight back. ...
  • PM 'appalled' by racist attacks on Indians June 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said he was "appalled" at the attacks on Indian students in Australia, some of which are "racist" in nature, and proposed to involve himself in a highlevel engagement with that country on the issue. "I have been appalled by the senseless violence and...
  • Indians protest attacks in Oz, resort to self defense May 19, 2011

    Melbourne: Scores of Indian students were out in the streets of Sydney demanding strict action against the perpetrators of the racial violence in Australia. But within hours of Sydney's peaceful rally another shocking case was reported in Melbourne. Three cars of Indian students were doused with petrol and torched victims...
  • 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...