Two more attacks on Indians Down Under Tuesday, Jun 23 2009 


There have been two more attacks against Indians in Melbourne. While a student from Hyderabad was mugged, an Indian taxi driver was attacked by passengers. Earlier, a 20-year-old youth from Hyderabad was badly punched on the face. M A Khan, pursuing hospitality course from Victoria Institute of Technology, was walking near a railway station in eastern suburb of Melbourne on Sunday evening when two Caucasian men, wearing hooded jackets, walked-up to him and punched him without any provocation.

Khan was punched so badly that he suffered cuts below his eyes and forehead and was admitted to a local hospital were he received multiple stitches on his face. “Two guys came from the side in front of me and gave a very bad punch on my face and ran away. This incident happened around 5.30 p.m, the peak hour of traffic on the road,” Khan, who had moved to Melbourne last year, said.

“They did not ask for any money or anything, they did not try to snatch anything from me. After 10 minutes, police came down there and ambulance also,” he added. This was the 15th attack on Indian students in Australia in less than a month.


Another Indian student attacked in Australia Friday, May 29 2009 

In a fresh incident of racial attack on Indians in Australia, a 25-year old student was stabbed in Melbourne, even as another youth from Andhra Pradesh was battling for life after an assault by local teenagers. Baljinder Singh, 25 was attacked on Monday night when two men carrying weapons approached, the ‘Herald Sun’ reported.