Attacks on Indians to be dealt firmly: Oz

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 22:59

New Delhi: An Australian Supreme Court judge
on Tuesday assured lawyers here that the judiciary there would
firmly deal the cases relating to recent attacks on Indian
students and award deterrent punishment.

"The courts in Australia are not pro-active. So, we have
to wait till the case comes to the court. When it comes to the
court, we assure you we will deal with it very sternly and
award deterrent punishment," Justice Jennett, a Supreme Court
judge from Australia was quoted as saying by senior advocate J
P Singh.
The woman judge also said the judiciary in Australia was
quite concerned over the attacks.

"Australia is strict on racism. We also have a law
against racism," she said in response to a query by Singh
about the recent attacks on Indian students there during an
interaction with lawyers here.
A delegation of judges of the Supreme Court as well as
Federal Courts of Australia participated in a workshop and an
interactive session with Delhi High Court judges and the
lawyers here.

Over 100 incidents of attacks on Indians, particularly
students, were reported last year and the attacks have
continued this year unabated.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 22:59

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