The Indian Government advisory, pointing to several incidents of assault on Indians in Australia including killing of 21-year-old student Nitin Garg, has issued a travel advisory for Australia warning students of the dangers.
But the Australian deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has dismissed the travel warning, justifying these ‘acts of violence’ saying that they could occur in any big city around the world. This has angered many. Sri,india, comments on The Times of India, India has cities with 15-19 million population. If Australians meet violence and death in these cities, Indian governments need not worry. a valid reason can given.
This Australian applauds the Indian governments actions, ozipariah,Melbourne It is good at least that India came up with issuing a warning to its citizens in Australia to ensure their personal safety. This has now created a diplomatic pressure on Australia to investigate the matter further. I think India should insist on joint investigation of the crime so racist motive can be studied. Although I am an Australian, I feel that the laid back attitude and ‘if-it-is-not-fully-broken-don’t-fix-it’ approach in relation to fighting crimes is unacceptable. Well done Indian Government!
Indian and Australian diplomats are due to meet today. This blogger , The [Indian]Government can protest only diplomatically. The Government of India has no grip on Australia. The only remedy is to boycott Australian products & its Universities and colleges by Indian public. Government should not encourage Australian degrees and colleges.
Is a boycott of Australian products the answer to protecting Indian students? Does the Indian government need to withdraw their students and send them else where until Australia can guarantee the safety of their students? Who’s responsibility is it to ensure the safety of students abroad?