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Originally posted by Kailassa
Don't judge the many by the few.
Australians like me love having people from everywhere as friends. This culture would lose an important part of it's richness if Indians were to suddenly leave.
Originally posted by Bunken Drum
I find this quite strange. I've travelled a fair bit & I like to get to some obscure places: have a little adventure type of thing. I find that if I stumble upon somewhere cool, if there isn't a cool aussie there already, there'll be one along soon.
'Indians racially attacked in Aus for past 2 yrs'
20 Jan 2010, 1336 hrs IST, AGENCIES.
Victoria's top cop on Wednesday (January 20) said crime against Indians was a problem which was noticed by police two years ago. Indians are over-represented in robbery statistics and there is a racist element to some attacks, Chief Commissioner Simon Overland said, according to media reports in Melbourne.
"There is no question, regardless of the motives, Indian students have to a degree been targeted in robberies and that is not okay," he said.
"We recognised this problem a long time before it hit the public. We have known for two years that there has been this issue and we have been working away, at a number of levels around engaging with students, trying to make them understand the risks and how they keep themselves safe."
Overland said police had detailed data on attacks involving Indians and said that while Indians were over represented when it came to robberies, the same could not be said for assaults.
About 50 per cent of assaults on Indians occurred in their workplace, mostly involving taxi drivers and convenience store clerks, he said.
Overland said some of the attacks were racist. "I have said from day one undoubtedly some of these attacks have a racist motive or there is racist elements to these attacks," he said.
CANBERRA: Australia's former military chief has characterized recent attacks on Indian students as racially motivated, rejecting Canberra's official line that the violence has been purely criminal rather than racist.
The attacks over the past 18 months, including a fatal stabbing of a 1-year-old Indian graduate this month, have strained ties with India and hurt Australia's lucrative foreign student market, its third largest export earner.
"If you didn't suspect a racial strand you'd be mad," high-profile former general Peter Cosgrove told The Age newspaper on Tuesday night after delivering a speech on race relations.
Burned Indian man 'faked attack' 3 February 2010 AAP AN Indian man who said he was set alight by assailants near his Melbourne home last month accidentally burned himself while torching his car for an insurance claim, police allege. Jaspreet Singh, 29, of Grice Crescent, Essendon, in the city's north, faced an out-of-sessions hearing early today before a bail justice at St Kilda Road police complex charged with making a false report to police and criminal damage with a view to gaining a financial advantage.
Originally posted by riley
The wife of an Indian man allegedly set alight in a late-night attack in Essendon has rejected media reports that his injuries may have been self-inflicted.
Jaspreet Singh suffered burns to 15 per cent of his body during the alleged attack in Essendon on Friday night.
His wife, Paramjeet Kaur, today said the 29-year-old was improving but was still unable to speak.
She ridiculed suggestions that he would set himself alight.
"Why would he burn himself, why would he do that?" she said.
"I do not know why they are saying that."
Police are waiting to reinterview Mr Singh, who remains in a stable condition in The Alfred hospital, over the alleged attack.
I'm a bit confused by this. So he is unable to speak now? He was certainly able to tell police and media that he went and parked his car in another street after dropping his wife at home, said he was then attacked by 4 men and set on fire.. so whats changed about his injuries now that prevents him from being able to speak to police again?
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by munkey66
Will you be the first to appologize if this turns out to be an attack on an Indian by Indians or by Asians or even African Americans?
or are you going to hide behind this is a hate crime rather than race?
Will you if it turns out to be a race issue?
By the way I never stated that it was in "fact" carried out by "White Australians" as a HATE/RACE crime. We started to split hairs over the "Possibility" Where you seemed to be in denial of even the possibility. All I was trying to convey is that it seemed that the attack was possibly racially motivated and if in fact it was then it seemed to be on the increase.
Originally posted by Dock9
Burned Indian man 'faked attack'
3 February 2010 AAP
AN Indian man who said he was set alight by assailants near his Melbourne home last month accidentally burned himself while torching his car for an insurance claim, police allege.
There have been several threads in ATS describing Indian migrants within Australia as being 'victims of Australian racism'
In one case, the Indian was murdered by fellow Indians
Now, the truth of the second case has come to light (see headline)
[edit on 2-2-2010 by Dock9]