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  1. kds1980

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    Four Indian students attacked in Australia




    MELBOURNE: A student from Andhra Pradesh who was among four students from

    India, assaulted by a group of teenagers this week, is battling for
    life in a hospital
    here.

    Shravan Kumar, the 25-year old student is in a critical condition, said one of his close friends who also had a narrow escape during that attack.

    "Doctors are still unsure if Kumar will survive and if he does, he will lose his vision or memory", Kumar's friend, Sinivas Gandhi, said.

    A group of teenagers attacked four Indian students while they were partying here over the weekend, leaving Kumar in a serious condition. Sinivas said the attackers abused them and said they should go back to India.

    They were hit with a screwdriver by the attackers who apparently were in drunken state.

    While three were discharged after medical treatment, Kumar is still fighting for his life.

    Kumar, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, came to Australia two years ago and was a student of automotive engineering at Cambridge International College here.

    Sinivas said, the police had asked them to take care of their own security and even said that they "can't go on protecting each and everyone".

    He said they were also asked to change their residence in a bid to protect themselves.

    Violent attacks on Indians have been growing over the last few years and has raised serious concern for aspiring students who wish to study in Australia.
     
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    This was common in the UK in the 70s/80s. People have to learn to stand up for themselves and defend themselves in the face of racist attacks.
     
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    In 70s 80s Indian media was not so vocal about these issues as only print media was available but now plenty of News channels are flashing this news.Plenty of Parents will now
    drop plan sending their children to Australia.Also it will create more hatred for whites in India.
     
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    Sikhs have been there since the early 1900's, and trust me when I say they take no nonsense like this.

    I am not saying all Sikh's stand up for themselves, but the old timers I know there (my wife relatives live in Woolgoogala ....or something like that), and they would immediately seek reprisals for an attack like this.

    Sikh Community in Woolgoolga
     
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    NO country is a Rose Garden..for "ALL" ....all ....the time !! "Some".... will get pricked by thorns...SOME of the time.....
    Sikhs who went to Canada in the early 1900s didnt enjoy a huggy welcome !!!
    Sikhs who came to malaya in the 1870..also faced some resentment from the locals...
    SIKHS who went to CHINA..in the early 1870's also scared the living daylights out of chinamen..Just ONE SINGH was enough to police the town of SHANGHAI !!

    Such things hapopen all the time....or as the News reports about the Vienna incident and Punjab Riots say..a Disiater waiting to happen ??

    WASNT this also a "disater waiting to happen ?? IF not why NOT ?? No castes..no jatts and Ravdassis..no sikhs with kirpans and clean shaven ravdassis...white racists and poor indians...
    Media spin ?? LIVE LIFE as it comes....warts and all..and dont complain so much...no one is that importnat to have a police escort all the time...:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Fresh attack in Aus, petrol bomb hurled at Indian

    Natasha Chaku in Melbourne














    May 29, 2009 09:32 IST

    In a fresh attack targetting Indians in Australia [Images], a student suffered up to 30 per cent burns after a suspected petrol bomb was hurled at him in his home in Sydney [Images].


    According to local newspaper for Indian community, South Asia Times, 25-year-old Rajesh Kumar was quickly covered by a blanket by his flatmate after the attack on Thursday, an act which saved him from further injuries.


    Kumar was sitting on his bed in the front room of his rented house when an unknown person threw what neighbours say was a small petrol bomb through his window. The explosion and subsequent fire left Kumar with burns to a third of his body.


    The latest attack came as Shravan Kumar, a 25-year-old student from Andhra Pradesh, is fighting for life in a Melbourne [Images] hospital after being stabbed by a screwdriver by a group of teens in a weekend attack that also left three of his friends injured. Doctors have said they were not very optimistic about Kumar's recovery.


    Another student Baljinder Singh, stabbed by two attackers with a screwdriver early this week, has been released from hospital on Friday


    A New South Wales Fire Brigades spokesman said Rajesh Kumar's flatmate Arminder Singh did the right thing when he grabbed a blanket and threw it over his friend, extinguishing the flames.


    "He was crying, on fire. He lay down on the ground and I put the blanket on him," Singh said, adding, "I told him everything was going to be OK. He was asking: 'Is my face OK?"


    Singh, 33, said he was halfway between the laundry and kitchen when he heard the sound of smashing glass and his friend screaming. He and another flatmate, Chander Mohan, said they saw Kumar run out of his bedroom and out the front door with his back and arms on fire.


    Singh and Mohan said the attack was terrifying.


    "We could not sleep, we could not eat all night," Singh said.


    They had moved into the house with Kumar and two other flatmates in February but were moving out again as soon as possible, Mohan said.


    He said Kumar had no enemies and had not been in any trouble. "We don't know why," Mohan said.


    Singh said he had been robbed on the street three times in the past two months.
     
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    BAD NEWS. whats happening...
     
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    Taxi driver from Hyderabad assaulted in Melbourne
    Taxi driver from Hyderabad assaulted in Melbourne: Rediff.com news













    June 01, 2009 13:15 IST
    Adding to the growing list of violent attacks on Indians in Australia [Images], a taxi driver from Hyderabad was reportedly bashed up by a drunken man in Melbourne [Images].

    The 35-year old victim picked up the passenger, who was in an inebriated state, from Chapel street for the suburb of Blackburn in his taxi, when he was attacked by him on Sunday morning.

    "After we reached Blackburn the passenger asked me to take him to Ringwood when my taxi tyre went flat. I tried to tell him I won't be able to take him any further and he started abusing me," the victim said on condition of anonymity.

    The victim, hailing from Hyderabad, was then beaten and punched by the attacker.

    "I have injuries on face, leg and hand. I have two broken teeth as well," the victim, who went unconscious after the attack, claimed.

    The man was then taken to Alfred Hospital by the police, who informed his family. The man was discharged on Monday, a family member told PTI.

    The police, according to the victim's family member, also got hold of the attacker.

    The victim said he did not think it was a racially motivated attack but an "opportunistic crime".

    When contacted, hospital authorities did not provide details of the victim. There was also no official confirmation of the incident so far.
     
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    It looks like some Australians have gone crazy.Now in This type of hostile environment what is going to be the plight of turbanned sikh students.In an another article I was reading that a person should not even keep moutache or beard as it could make them identifiable
     
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    My son killed in Aussie racist attack, says Harbhajan's cousin

    My son killed in Aussie racist attack, says Harbhajan's cousin
    Press Trust of India, Saturday May 30, 2009, Jalandhar



    Amid racial attacks on Indian students in Australia, cricketer Harbhajan Singh's cousin on Saturday alleged 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 26-year-old son Upkar Singh Babbal, who went to Australia in 2004 to pursue a course in hospitality management, was killed in a racist attack in Melbourne on May 7.

    Singh said as per the statements of Babbal's friends in Australia, he was killed by an Australian taxi driver who threw his body on the railway track in Melbourne.

    He also demanded a probe by the Indian government into the death of his son, saying Babbal had informed him a number of times about the alleged discrimination against Indian students in Australia.

    Babbal's body was sent by the Indian boys, who were known to him, after the Australian police refused to conduct a postmortem on his body, Singh said.

    "We were informed by the Australian Police that Babbal had committed suicide," Singh said, adding that he tried to know about the entire incident but no one had informed him properly.

    He said that Babbal's body, which was cremated here on May 15, bore no injury marks except a scar near his eye.

    Singh pointed out if he was hit by a train then there should have been cuts and injury marks on his body but there was none.

    Asked why they had not raised the issue earlier, Jagat said as Babbal was his only son, he was very shocked at that time and only after his cremation, he got some clues from Babbal's friends in Australia about the reasons of his death.
     
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    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa..Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh....

    Its difficult for Sikhs to stay in this world....we are not safe in India, not in US, not in UK, and now AUS...well Sikhs have a long history of martyrs... when people will learn humanity and love ?...

    Waheguru Bhali karey............

    Chardi Kala.......
     
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    No beard..no mustache..FINE.....BUT......how to hide the skin colour ??
    my friend recently viisited Australia...he was approached by four memean on different ocassions to marry them as he looked so handsome - he wears a dastaar and is extremely shy type..so he moved away..the Memes told him..maary me and you are guaranteed a PR...once on a train in Melbourne..he was approached by a Gora..are you a Taliban ? he whispered..No I am a SIKH he replied..OH is that so..and then the Gora stood up and announced..dont worry folks..this man is my friend he is SHEIKH..not Taliban..not to worry and all cheered...so you see..one meets all kinds...some bad and soem good..some nasty..some really kind...
     
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    PunjabNewsline.com - Parents of students in Australia hold protest march in patiala

    Parents of students in Australia hold protest march in patiala
    Punjab Newsline Network
    Tuesday, 02 June 2009


    PATIALA: Worried parents of students studying in Australia Tuesday held a march here to protest against a series of racist attacks on Indian students in that country and demanded a delegation be sent to get full information.

    Leaders of all major political parties including the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Akali Dal and representatives of various social organisations also participated in the march and accompanied the parents as they submitted the memorandum to Divisional Commissioner (Patiala Range) J.S. Bir.

    “Worried parents had come from all across the Punjab state. We understand their problem and we have passed their message to the higher authorities,” Bir stated.

    “They have demanded that the central government should send a high-level delegation to Australia to get first-hand information on the attacks and to suggest ways of controlling the situation,” he said.

    “Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who also holds the home portfolio, are constantly keeping a tab on the situation,” Bir told a news agency.

    Nearly 93,000 Indians students - 40 percent of them from Punjab - study at various universities and institutions in Australia. At least six students have faced serious attacks in the past 22 days.

    Gurkirpal Singh from Jalandhar, who took part in this protest, said, “Despite so much of media outcry and promises of the Australian government, the situation has not at all improved there.

    “My son, who is studying accounting in Sydney, told me over the phone that he and his friends had to take shelter in a gurdwara yesterday to save themselves from bullies. Those rogues followed them inside the gurdwara and attacked them with sharp-edged weapons. Only timely intervention of local people saved our children.”

    Gurpreet Kaur, another parent from Phagwara, said: “It is a matter of shame for the Australian government and we strongly condemn their irresponsible attitude towards international students. They are still grappling in the dark and have failed to curb the incidents of racial attacks on students.”

    Meanwhile, activists of the Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) Tuesday staged a protest march in the campus in Chandigarh and appealed to the Indian and Australian governments to protect the rights of international students.
     
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