Counting bodies and beatings is a vile, low act. I'll do it anyway.
Tensions between India and Australia are "running high", our export education market is at risk, and Indian students in Melbourne are living in perpetual fear and perpetual hysterics.
During the last 24 months, two Indian men were killed in acts of street violence in Melbourne.
During the last 24 months, five Indian men were bashed in acts of street violence in Melbourne.
Total assaults reported over the period: seven.
That's about one assault every three to four months. That's one death every twelve months.
Deaths of white Australian men and assaults on white Australian men on the streets of Melbourne in the last 24 months? Figures unknown. No one is interested.
Deaths of Indian men and assaults on Indian men on the streets of Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, or Delhi in the last 24 months? Figures unknown. No one is asking.
One murdered Aussie and one alleged perp, who high-tailed back to India: Australian government action - none; Indian government cooperation to haul his arse back here to face murder charges - none.
BTW - neither of the deaths were of Indian students, while three of the assaults were of Indian men studying here.
See, told you I would stoop low.
Now, if someone could pony-up with statistics (including per head of population comparisons, that is, by race, etc) then we can collectively determine if hysterics is required and legitimate.
Indian students 'fearful' after murder