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Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in TG Roundup, Worldwide

Republic Day Present to Indian Students in Australia

Two more Indian students have been assaulted in Melbourne, Australia. This is the  latest in a series of attacks there targeting people from India.

A group of attackers allegedly made racist comments before kicking and punching the students on Monday.

One victim was taken to hospital and underwent surgery. Police have charged five men over the attacks, reports say. In a related story, the Australian prime minister’s nephew was arrested for dressing in a Ku Klux Klan outfit to protest against racist attacks. Van Thanh Rudd – the son of PM Kevin Rudd’s brother – and another man dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes and carried anti-racism signs outside the Australian Open tennis championship on Tuesday.

[Click for full story via BBC]