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Attacks on students ‘clearly racist’: Victoria police chief

Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): Victoria’s police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland has admitted that some of the attacks on Indian students were “clearly racist in motivation”.

Announcing a crackdown on crime at trouble spot train stations, Overland said it was clear Indian and international students had been targeted.

“Some of the attacks were clearly racist in motivation and that violence is unacceptable and racism is unacceptable in any form,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Overland, as saying.

“We want to make it clear that everyone in Victoria is safe (and) protected as best we can,” he added.

Overland and Premier John Brumby visited St Albans railway station, in Melbourne’s west, to announce a high-visibility operation targeting Sunshine, St Albans, Thomastown, Clayton and Dandenong.

As far as the crackdown on the stations are concerned, both said that mounted police, dog squads and helicopter patrols would be used. (ANI)

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