Dear Mylotters from Australia.

By Bala
@balasri (26553)
India
June 5, 2009 9:48pm CST
Could you please explain about the atrocities and attack against the Indian students in Australia.Is the Australian Government taking adequate steps to stop this horrid chain reaction?What makes this thing to happen there in this modern civilized times?
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
6 Jun 09
Are you kidding me? Sorry to respond so late but I must have been living under a rock because, believe it or not I did not know of these disgusting attacks. I am fully informed now and I feel appalled by this and I hope the culprits will be severely dealt with. I feel shocked, hurt and embarrassed that such attacks have occurred; they were obviously fuelled by racism and hatred. I still see Australia as a country with an accepting heart and tolerance and I do still believe that the majority of the population here feels the same as I do and these atrocious individuals do not represent Australia and its people.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
6 Jun 09
Thanks Paula.I know that Australia has got nothing to do with the deeds of a bunch of miscreants.Happy to know that decent people and citizens of Australia are against this vicious attacks.Hope these attacks will come to an end and never will surface again to save the face of beautiful Australia.
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@loudcry (1044)
• India
6 Jun 09
Looks liek no australians are responding. Australia has the policy of letting international students work upto 20 hours a week. From what I understand, the work permit is causing some problems, because their Jobs are getting 'stolen'. Though, racism is also likely to have caused the tensions.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Jun 09
Foreigners being able to work up to 20 hours a week has absolutely nothing to do with it loudcry. The act was committed by a group of idiots that saw an opportunity and took it. It was wrong, malicious and NOT a broad representation of ANY underlying resentment of the Australian people towards Indians or any other nationality. I'm not denying the racial undertones, but it was also opportunism. The people committing the assaults need to be caught, punished severely and made an example of. This is what will happen too.
@balasri (26553)
• India
6 Jun 09
I think that the best will always get the best opportunities.If you want the opportunities you have to qualify yourself in your country or any other country.If you don't want to share the jobs with the aliens you should never allow them into your country at first hand. As James says it seems to be the handiwork of only a small number of petty minded goons and not the representation of the entire Australian population.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
6 Jun 09
Thanks for your wonderful and rational thoughts James.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
8 Jun 09
These are gangs which are unleashing attacks. That too in two cities in the entire CONTINENT of Australia. They cannot be termed as attrocities. And what modern civilized society. There is no civilized society in India too. It is the Kalyug and it will turn for the worse till the birth of Kalki, the final avatar of Vishnu. That marks the end of the Kalyug as per Hindu belief. The faith apart, the people in general are selfish. People in families cant live together. There are stray incidents within families. And here we are expecting one country's population -- every member of it to be civil to members of other countries. That expectation is a bit too high. There is an old saying -- When in Rome be like a Roman. So when in Australia be like an Australian. Those who are successful in that have no problems not only in Australia but in any other country. Those who are not and keep harping of their Indian identity, will keep feeling alienated. I have a firm belief. If you feel this sudden indianness when you go to live there then why did you leave India in the first place. Why not stay here and help her to soar high.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Jun 09
That is a very good response Anuraa showing the other very crucial side of the problem.I always insists on getting accustomed to the values and culture of the country people are willing to migrate.If you are unable to mingle with any society you always stand out like a sore thumb which warrants treatment.I agree that the fault lies with the immigrants too who wants to eat,behave and live like a rustic Indian in any country they go annoying people over there.We all know how most our people alienate themselves from the natives speaking their own version of English with habits a wee bit loud to the annoyance to the people over there.This is a very delicate issue which has to be faced not with the typical Indian sentiment.We have to learn to be practical and modern to command respect from any quarters. Thanks for the response that makes great sense.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 Jun 09
Ah yes. Not that the criminals be left free. They should go punished too. But we need to look within ourselves and think if we are just getting all this on ourselves. Are we inviting trouble.
@balasri (26553)
• India
14 Jun 09
All the trouble have two sides.It is the attitude problem of both the sides.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
6 Jun 09
Modern civilized times??? The world is no longer civilised just as the above response suggests. We are becoming barbaric. Greed and jealously are taking over. Right and wrong have new significance. The people of the world are destroying it and themselves
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
6 Jun 09
Hence confirming that there is NO intelligent life on Earth?
@balasri (26553)
• India
6 Jun 09
You can say that again my friend.The whole matter stinks.
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6 Jun 09
Hi bala, What is civilize these days? it seems as though we are going backward, there is always things like this everywhere and the goverments should stamp this out, people seem to forger the last war. Tamara
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@balasri (26553)
• India
6 Jun 09
Thanks Tamara.I loath these kind of mindless violence.It has to be crushed right now.
23 Nov 09
hi Bala, Thank you so much for giving me best response for this discussion, it was a good one, well done and thanks again. Tamara
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Jun 09
This is most condemnable and I despise this whole heartedly. This is not just about Indians. I condemn all such acts of racialism and demeaning hatreds of mankind. This is universal issue and its time that we took the cudgels in our hands. Coming to thick of it, this earth is no good for weak people. We have to be brave and fight it out. Just because it doesn't affect me shouldn't be the reason that we stay passive. We have to fight this global issue hand in hand with the global citizens.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
8 Jun 09
It clearly shows that there are people in every country worse than the worst of the terrorists and Australia won't never be able to raise it's voice against any extremism if they are unable to contain their racial terrorists.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Jun 09
In my opinion, this was just as much a case of opportunism as it was racially motivated. Attacks such as these are an unfortunate reality in regions throughout the world and is NOT a uniquely Australian issue. I believe that yes, the Government is taking adequate steps for now as they've allocated considerable resources to tackle the issue head on; and have also set up a Task Force to address this. The actions were wrong on every level, the perpetrators WILL be caught and they'll be punished to the full extent of the law. Things like this happen because there will always be negative and misguided individuals in this world looking to gain benefit through undesirable means. No matter how tough any country becomes on crime, it will always occur somewhere because some people just don't know any different. My heart goes out to the Indians attacked and I'm firm in stating that these acts were NOT a representation of the feelings of a majority of Australians towards Indians or any other nationality.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
6 Jun 09
Dear James your response is really comforting and throws light right on the cause of the issue.As you say these kind of conflicts arise in every nation between the natives and immigrants.Well I can understand the fear of being stolen of the opportunities by the aliens.And as we all know punching in the stomach with a screw driver can never be the solution.The people went to study there with the proper invitations of the Australian Government and it is the responsibility to look after their guests properly. It is a good feeling to know that these attacks were not a a representation of the feelings of a majority of Australians.I will be much happier if these kinds of situation which mars the image of your beautiful country are brought to an end soon.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Jun 09
I support your discussion Bala, and I would like to add: We as Indian are concerned about attacks on our fellow country in Australia and we are dependent on Media for updates. Will be thankful to our friends who live in Australis, who could throw some light on this issue.
@balasri (26553)
• India
8 Jun 09
Well what I am trying to say is that each and every individual or country can have their opinion about other people like we Indians also have about them.Is it not the prime responsibilty of the Government concerned to safeguard the safety of the people it has allowed legally.If the Government does not want to allow these students would not have gone there in the first place.So it is the basic decency to look after well the people you have invited.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Jun 09
I buy your argument that the concerned Government must look after the Indian, it is afterall they who invited/allowed Indians to study/work in their country.
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Jun 09
Thanks Deepak.I think that we also must learn to behave according to the place we are moving in.We just cannot be ourselves elsewhere as we are in India. Certain sacrifices are needed to command respect from the native people of the country we are moving in.No pain no gain.Isn't it?
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
6 Jun 09
Its all been blown out of proportion.The Indians here are protesting about the indian media over there for over reacting.Its not as bad as it seems and is just a coincidence...
@balasri (26553)
• India
7 Jun 09
Attacked students - It sure is barbaric.
I like to believe it Calais with these images and other authentic news.Are you sure that these incidents are blown out of proportion?
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
6 Jun 09
Hey there, Yes its shameful. Just few months ago one of my friend went to Sydeny for his masters studies. I guess now people will think twice before going to any abroad universities as there is so much security problems. Trust me its very common in places like UK and Canada also. One of my friend was in scotland and he had to work part time and his boss was rude to him just becoz of his nationality. The only differance this time is its getting media attention thus we are getting to know all these things. I on the other hand believe that we ourselves are the culprit. Why are we interested to study abroad and invest so much in foreign land? When we can invest these money in building new colleges, better universities and better education system in our own country. When are we going to learn that foreign land is a foreign land and its our responsibility to make our country beautiful. Cheers, Tutul
@balasri (26553)
• India
6 Jun 09
Hey you.It is shameful indeed.