Category: Breaking News

Melb: 1477 assults,robberies on Indian people in 2008

Melbourne: Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland released figures showing robberies and assaults on Indian people in the state had increased by a third in a year. Mr Overland said some of the crimes were racially motivated but many were opportunistic. -Last financial year, 1447 assaults and robberies were committed on […]

Tougher hate crime sentences: The Age

HATE crime could soon be an offence in Victoria as the State Government moves to crack down on violent attacks against Indian students, homosexuals and other targeted groups, reports The Age. Under a plan being pushed by Attorney-General Rob Hulls, judges would have to take into account “hatred for or […]

Oz PM flays attacks

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday (1 June) flayed a series of attacks on Indian students in Australia. “We deplore and condemn these attacks. These are senseless acts of violence. Those who carry out these attacks stand condemned,” Rudd told parliament,” reports Reuters. In a telephone talk with […]

Another Melb. Indian student beaten, badly hurt

< Ashish Sood in hospital after the attack by 15 youths. PHOTO: South Asia Times By our community reporter Melbourne: An Indian student, Ashish Sood, studying at the Carrik Institute here was badly beaten by a group of 15 youngsters on Saturday midnight (30 May) at the city’s Chappel Street. […]

5,000 strong Melbourne Indian rally against student attacks

Indian overseas students rally outside Victorian Parliament over recent attacks. PHOTO: Neeraj Nanda, South Asia Times By our community reporter Melbourne: An estimated 5000 strong rally of Indian overseas students and community today marched to the Victorian Parliament protesting recent attacks on Indian students here. The rally organised by the […]