Victoria to provide details of attacks on Indians
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2009, 12:21
Melbourne: Amid a spate of attacks on Indians here, the Victorian government on Thursday said it will provide all relevant details to New Delhi on these incidents.

Victorian Premier John Brumby, who was on a week long trip to India to mend the troubled relationship, offered this suggestion to New Delhi, according to his spokesperson.

"Premier Brumby made the offer to the Indian Government to keep them appraised of progress of cases involving Indian citizens in Victoria. The updates will track the progress of cases through Victoria's legal system," the official told a news agency.

Brumby has been assuring Indian authorities of full support to curb any violence against Indians apart from following up the incidents of 'racial crime'.

He has stressed that relationship between India and Australia was strong and the Indian community formed a vital part of the multicultural society in the state.

The premier also urged the community to have complete faith in the legal system of the country.

Around 30 Indian students were attacked in various cities from June to August. Last month, three Indians were "brutally bashed" by a group of around 70 youth here.

The attacks against Indians described in the media as race-based caused some diplomatic discomfort between the two countries and sparked angry protests in India.

Around 93,000 of the 430,000 foreign students in Australia are Indians.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 08, 2009, 12:21

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