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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia provides attacks dossier to India

Most attackers of Indians in Australia are youth.

Indians in Australia
January 27 2010 : Australia government has handed over to India a police dossier of high-profile attacks on Indians over the past year, which reveals that nearly half of the attackers were juveniles.

The dossier, prepared by Victoria Police, was handed over in recent weeks, after Australian foreign minister Stephen Smith telephoned his Indian counterpart S M Krishna on January 11 to express his condolences over the murder of Indian student Nitin Garg in Yarraville.

"It shows nearly half of those arrested between March 2009 and January 5 - three days after the Garg killing - were under 18," the Age newspaper reported.

The dossier shows that among the 18 high-profile cases, two cases of assault reported in May and June last year remained unsolved, the paper said.

Sources said the Australian government initially resisted providing more information to Indians as it deemed racial appearance to be a limited indicator of ethnicity because it was only based on a subjective police assessment.

It claimed people described as Indians could originate from countries such as Mauritius and Fiji.

The dossier shows that of the 18 cases, two people were run over by a train and there was no foul play. While three cases remained unsolved, 33 people have been arrested over the remaining 13 cases.

Indian youths in Australia

Under pressure from the Indian government, Australia has finally informed New Delhi about action taken in 18 high profile cases of assaults against persons of ‘Indian appearance.’ According to the dossier submitted to the government, nearly half of those arrested so far or on the run are juvenile or under 18 years of age.

As the dossier lists attacks till January 5, it does not include many recent high profile cases including the murder of a youth from Punjab whose body has still not been sent back. Australia earlier resisted India’s demand to be informed about the cases involving Indians because it claimed that appearance was a limited indicator of ethnicity and the person could originate from about 20 countries such as Mauritius, Fiji and Malaysia.

However, what tilted the balance was the conversation External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna had with his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith last week.

According to sources, Mr. Krishna insisted on Australia giving a detailed report on the action taken in cases of violence against Indians. The Ministry of External Affairs did not subscribe to the Australian hypothesis that appearance was a limited indicator of ethnicity and pointed out that the attacks on Indian nationals were too many to be explained away with such arguments.

Of the 18 high profile cases against persons of Indian appearance between March 2008 and January 5 this year, two were run over by train and no foul play was suspected. Three cases remain unsolved and 33 have been arrested in the remaining 13 cases.

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