Racial attacks on Indians continue in Australia
Racial attacks on Indians continue unabated in Australia. On Monday, a Sikh Gurdwara was vandalized in Shepparton, a small town nearby Melbourne.
Racist graffiti and swastikas were scribbled on its walls, eggs thrown at it and the fencing around the Gurdwara smashed by a car.
On Tuesday, another Indian student Nardeep Singh, a 20-year-old from Ludhiana, was stabbed in the chest by a box-cutter knife on his way to college in east Melbourne.
Meanwhile, Australia set up an inquiry committee to look into the attacks even as Union minister for overseas Indian affairs Vayalar Ravi said his ministry would prepare and maintain a register of all Indians studying abroad and streamline campus placements to foreign universities.
Prime Minister Dr Mabmohan Singh convened a special meeting with the concerned ministers to review the Australian calamity.