Shaken by a wave of racial assaults
Posted June 1, 2009on:
ELBOURNE: Shaken by a wave of racial assaults, thousands of Indian students and supporters rallied here on Sunday, demanding justice for
victims of recent attacks as Australia scrambled to contain the rising anger and frustration within the community.
The `peace rally’, organized by the Federation of Indian Students in Australia (FISA) and National Union of Students among others, kicked off from outside the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where 25-year-old Shravan Kumar has been admitted since May 9 when he was stabbed with a screwdriver by a group of teenagers. The protesters had something to cheer about as doctors pronounced Kumar, who had slipped into a coma, “out of danger”.
“He (Kumar) has come out of coma and moved his hands,” said T J Rao, a former consul-general of India in Melbourne who participated in the rally.Read More
Coutresy From Times Of India