Just in case anyone is wondering, I don't have anything against India or Indians, but I do have something against causing mayhem in the middle of the city for alleged racially motived assaults. I have also become increasingly concerned at the levels of Indians that I see in my home of Melbourne and their methods for communicating their displeasure with our city. The govt tells me there are currently 45,000 Indian students in my city alone. I often feel as though I am not even in my home any more but instead in Calcutta or some Indian city.
I am not opposed to Indian immigration or international students but am opposed to the sheer magnitude of numbers that our government is inviting in to our relative small community and the way they are interracting with us. There has to come a time when enough is enough and that time has already come and gone.
I don't condone violence as a viable course of action, as it nearly always makes the situation worse.
The fact though is that Melbourne has become a multi-racial and increasingly violent city. Visitors need to understand this, especially when they travel alone at night on public transport or whilst driving a taxi.
It is a huge assumption to assume these attacks occurred simply because the victims were Indians.