Melbourne. 2 June 2009.
In a clear and strong rebuttal to charges of bias and prejudice against Indian students, Australian right-wingers today attacked students from other countries and communities too. In three separate incidents, twenty Sri Lankan, five Italian, and fourteen Nagorno-Karabakh Republic students were attacked and later made to sign a document stating “We were attacked randomly. Our nationalities, race, creed or sex were not asked before or after the attacks. And yes, we are not Indians.”
Later in the day, at least 10,000 Australian nationals paraded the streets to take out a ‘Protest March’ against Indian media and students for defaming “Great Australian Virtue of Fighting, Attacking, and Molesting Without Reason”. Three Australians also died following a beer-brawl during the protest march, further emphasizing the point they were making.
Explaining the huge public backlash over the Indian allegations, Dr. Smith Jones, Professor in Australian Culture and History at Fosters Central University, said – “Listen mate…we are sensitive people. We believe in the moment; the spontaneity of love and a good fight excites us. It’s almost blasphemous to insinuate that we check nationalities before attacking. I am sure some Physicists or Chaos Theory experts may be able to explain why Indians are being attacked more….but the truth is, we are just trying to preserve a thousand year long tradition.”
Australian authorities, meanwhile, have responded to Indian government’s official call to ‘protect Indian students’, by pulling out their Water-Polo Team from ‘Sweety Supari International Water Polo Meet’ to be held in New Delhi, next week. “Let’s not protect each other. Let’s not visit each other”, was the curt SMS sent by Auutralian Foreign Secretary, Mills Boon, to Indian Secratariat.