Attacks Against Indian Students in Melbourne, Australia

"There have been most shocking physical attacks against Indian students in Melbourne, Australia. Some 95, 000 Indian students now study here, second to China in the number of foreign nationals studying.  Australia intends to attract many more. They should be able to feel safe and respected. Yesterday’s news reported what is alleged to have been a peaceful demonstration waylaid by a small number of anti-social elements".
"In March 2009, this blog recently reported Channel NineMSN’s exposure of security personnel violence against protesting staff and disabled clients at SWARA (run by one of the superluminaries of the Sathya Sai sect, Moyia O’Brien) in Brisbane. Reports that suggest the Melbourne protest was derailed by over-reaction of authorities, brought back eerie reminders of those accounts which a number of those involved (including those who remain Sathya Sai Baba devotees) have given".
"... heated debate over whether the attacks were based on racism or opportunistic, soft-targeting should not be allowed to obscure the fact that all citizens and visitors alike have ever right to feel safe".