Comments on: Indians attacked: time for action vs need for calm http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/05/indians-attacked-time-for-action-vs-need-for-calm/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mehblahmah http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/05/indians-attacked-time-for-action-vs-need-for-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-13266 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:31:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2456#comment-13266 Indians have taken over public transport/IT/medicine/etc… which I agree is the fault of the companies in question. They are only interested in profit not things like the fact that Indians are unaware of common courtesies that are enjoyed among Australians who have built this country together. Countless times I have been sneered at while a taxi driver fails to understand that tips are not the go in Australia unless you earn it somehow. The examples of Indian boorishness which fuels Australian discontent are numerous. Dreadful bedside manner of Indian medical professionals in particular.

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By: Billo666 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/05/indians-attacked-time-for-action-vs-need-for-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-12588 Thu, 07 Jan 2010 02:58:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2456#comment-12588 As an Australian (originally from Melbourne, now living in Sydney) who has travelled extensively throughout India, I would genuinely hate to see these tragic recent events affect our country’s relationship. Whilst I fear that racism may have had some influence on these attacks, I don’t think you can discount other influences, such as economic reasons, from the equation as well. It is a difficult issue that needs clear and deep understanding by both parties and should not descend into petty labelling by either side.

Everywhere I travelled in India I was welcomed and felt entirely safe. I look forward to my next trip with the same excitement and hope that we can get past this unfortunate and tragic incident. My heart goes out to the families involved.

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By: rcv http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/05/indians-attacked-time-for-action-vs-need-for-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-12583 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:39:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2456#comment-12583 @wolfman

Who are immigrants in Autralia, You europeans or Asians who have more proximity to that piece of land called Australia.

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By: rcv http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/05/indians-attacked-time-for-action-vs-need-for-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-12581 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:56:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2456#comment-12581 X.Wolfman says “There cannot be a smoke without a fire”, So he and his Australian country men will accept the smoke of burning Graham Stains and his kids in Orissa was caused by some fire, right?.

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By: holywarrior007 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/05/indians-attacked-time-for-action-vs-need-for-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-12580 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 10:03:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2456#comment-12580 @wolfman

How would you then explain attacks happening on Indians with student visa. Your statement that there can not a smoke without a fire is shameless. What Australian police has been doing till now? They should have found ‘smoke’ by now, if it indeed exists. Of course you are paranoid about the immigration although you yourself are in immigrant. If your society, of which you are a part, doesn’t like immigrants then they should make laws to that effect and tell it clearly. All Australians politicians and officials when they come to India they always say we welcome you in our country. We want Indian students to come to our country; and now they can not protect them. That is a good example of the double standards Australians live with.

Regarding quid pro quo measures suggested by the author, Indian universities and Institutions do not restrict entries of foreign students. If Australian students want to come to India, they are welcome. Regarding job opportunities, Govt. has to make a law. We are not a developed country like Australia and we have 1 billion people already. We can not afford to start giving jobs to everyone from all part of the world. Although there are many foreigners already working in India and many Australian companies earn big profit here, which they take to Australia. Australians should question these companies rather attacking Indian students. What a shameful statement from the author. These Indian students are not rich, they take loans from banks in India and then go study Australia hoping of better future. In that process Australia also earn big bucks (Education is already third big export sector in Australia). Aren’t they helping Australian economy? If Australian are attacking these hard-working students, then what treatment do you think Indians should give to Australian?

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By: x.wolfman http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/05/indians-attacked-time-for-action-vs-need-for-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-12572 Tue, 05 Jan 2010 20:56:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2456#comment-12572 Well said! Never seen such an unbiased article, where the writer did have massive opportunities to be biased to 1 side, which could be justified as well. No wonder Reuters is not yet in the discount rack.

Well, racial attacks mean, an attack on ‘all’ Indians in Australia. It includes onsite Indian employees, tourists, students etc.. But this is not at all a racial scene over here. But it is of course criminal. There cannot be smoke without a fire. So maybe the Australian Govt dig deep into the causes of this effect, and control immigrations if the need exists.

~J~

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