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12. Blog Quiz: Murder of Indian Students

Posted by te2ataria on January 7, 2010

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Blog Quiz: Murder of Indian Students

What are the  two countries in which Indian students are murdered with impunity?

Hint:

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9. Aussies compete with pakeha to kill Indians

Posted by te2ataria on January 6, 2010

sent by a reader in England

In view of its importance to foreign students in Australia and New Zealand, the following BBC article is reproduced in full

Australia downplays India student warning

BBC Page last updated at 05:05 GMT, Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Indian graduate, Nitin Garg, who was stabbed to death in Melbourne. Credit: AFP. Image from the BBC article and may be subject to copyright.


The Australian government has played down a travel advisory issued by India warning of the risk of violence against Indian students in Melbourne.

The warning followed the killing last week of an Indian graduate, Nitin Garg, who was stabbed to death in the city.

The Indian travel advisory warned of an increase in robberies and assaults.

But acting Australian foreign minister Simon Crean urged Indian leaders to avoid fuelling hysteria and said Melbourne was safe for visitors [that’s a load of BS and Mr Crean knows it.]

India’s travel advisory said acts of violence against Indians had often been accompanied by verbal abuse and fuelled by drugs and alcohol.

Basic safety

“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 notice said.

The foreign ministry’s eight-point advisory also asked Indian citizens to report “complaints” to Indian diplomatic missions in Australia.

“The number of such incidents of assault as well as of robbery has been on the rise in recent months, which has affected not only Indian students but also members of the larger Indian community in Australia,” it added.

Mr Garg’s murder has received wide media coverage in India, with one newspaper describing his death as proof “that the issue of racist attacks on the Indian community needs to be addressed by the Australian authorities”.

‘Not racist’
[Just anti-‘brown’, anti-‘yellow’ and anti-‘black’]

Australian police have said 1,447 people of Indian descent were victims of a crime in Victoria in the 12 months to July 2008.

But Australian authorities insist there is no racism behind the attacks, only opportunistic criminals.

“What we have to do is to let the investigations take their course, but certainly on the basis of what we’re being told so far, by the Victorian authorities, there’s no basis for a racial motivation behind this,” Mr Crean told Australian radio.

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna urged the Australian authorities to “speedily book” the people responsible for the killing of Nitin Garg.

Mr Garg was stabbed to death on his way to a fast food restaurant in Melbourne on Saturday night.

Mr Krishna said the attack was “highly condemnable”.

He said the Australian government should realise such attacks were making public opinion in India “polarised”.

Australia’s Tourism Forecasting Committee (TFC) said Indian students were choosing to stay away because of a series of attacks in mid-2009.

The number of Indian students studying in Australia is projected to fall by about 20% in 2010, the TFC said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8442763.stm – BBC © MMX

Indian govt should demand the authorities in Australia and NZ to provide a premium-paid life insurance policy for a minimum $25 million for each and every Indian student studying in the two countries.

This Blog previously wrote:

Victims of racial violence in New Zealand should be entitled to the same level of compensation, as are the Jewish residents.

Email Dr Manmohan Singh, the PM of India, and let him know what YOU think!  http://pmindia.nic.in/write.htm

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