Protests continue over racial attacks on Indian students in Australia

June 18th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Protests continued in India over racist attacks on Indian students in Australia, as activists under the banner of Non-Aligned Students and Youth Movement (NAYSM) staged a mass demonstration in the national capital on Thursday.

“We are holding this demonstration and later we will be going to Australian High Commission to submit a memorandum to condemn the racial attacks on Indian students in Australia,” said Subash Chaudhary, Chairman of NAYSM.

The protesting activists raised slogans and displayed placards condemning the attacks.

It may be recalled that these attacks have caused some diplomatic discomfort between the two countries and sparked angry protests in India after a gang attacked four Indian students with a screwdriver when they were partying in Melbourne last month.

At least 46 Indian students have fled Australia following a rise in the number of violent attacks against the community in the past month and many others are being asked by their worried parents to return home. (ANI)

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