Melbourne, May 30: Protesting the brutal and racist attacks against them, the Indian student community took to streets in Australia on Friday, May 29.
Students gathered outside the Royal Melbourne Hospital where Shravan Kumar, a student from Andhra Pradesh of India has been hospitalised. The group shouted slogan against the racist attacks and held placards. Shravan and his three other friends were attacked by a group f drunken teenagers with screwdrivers. The Indian students in Oz said to all those who plan to come to Australia to think twice before getting there.
Gautam Gupta, the Advisor of Federation of Indian Students of Australia (FISA) said, The mood in general is fear, anger, hopelessness and of confusion The biggest confusion is to stay back or go home, sit for exam or not, stay in the hospital or not, support their friend or not, tell their families or not. Their homes have been looted now they have to buy all new stuff."
He also added that the attacks on students have increaded in the past few months. Within three weeks of time, 4 case of racial or opportunist attacks on Indians were reported.