WikiLeaks.: Australian diplomats saw attacks on students as racially driven -The Hindu

Story by A. Srivathsan in The Hindu, 30-03-2011

CHENNAI: Even as Australian Ministers, politicians and officials were taking the position in public that there was no racial motivation behind the spate of attacks on Indian students in Australia, chiefly in and around Melbourne in the State of Victoria, Australian diplomats were quietly acknowledging to their U.S. counterparts that it was indeed a likely factor. Also, the Australian government’s efforts, in their opinion, had only a limited impact on cooling tempers ( 230335: confidential, October 20, 2009).

The cables were accessed by The Hindu through WikiLeaks

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One comment on “WikiLeaks.: Australian diplomats saw attacks on students as racially driven -The Hindu

  1. Aamer says:

    It’s true that Students were attacked and we had some very bad incidents.
    But it doesn’t mean that every Indian is being attacked.
    I’ve been here since 2003 and i certainly do not look over my shoulder when i walk on the streets in Melbourne, whatever time of the day or night it may be.
    I guess the key is how well we blend into the place and culture and it would be the same anywhere in the world, even in India.