Jammu, June 3 (ANI): Activists of the Bajrang Dal and the Shiv Sena here on Tuesday took to the streets to stage a demonstration against the recent attacks on Indian students in Australia.
As a mark of their protest they burnt the Australian national flag and also an effigy and demanded that New Delhi should build pressure so as to stop the atrocities on Indian students.
“We have staged this demonstration to protest against the attacks and atrocities on Indian students in Australia. We want to tell the Indian government as well that they should build pressure on Australian government so that attacks on Indian students are stopped,” said Ajay Sharma, member of Bajrang Dal.
Meanwhile, while talking to reporters in New Delhi, senior advocate of the Supreme Court, K T S Tulsi said that these incidents from Down Under call for a thorough inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Rights Opportunities Commission.
“We believe that a large number of incidents that have happened in clear violation of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Act of Australia itself. We believe that the Human Rights and Equal Rights Opportunities Commission should be mandated to inquire into these incidents and submit a report forthwith without further delay,” he added.
The attacks, which Indian media have called racist, have caused some diplomatic discomfort, with the Indian Government summoning the Australian Ambassador last week to convey its concern and urge action.
The Prime Ministers of the two countries also discussed the attacks that have dominated newspaper and television headlines in India during the past week.Four Indian students were attacked with a screwdriver by a gang at a Melbourne party last weekend. One of the victims remains in hospital with serious injuries.
Another Indian student was attacked in what appeared to be a robbery, and there were three other attacks in early May, including two on Indian taxi drivers. (ANI)