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    Indian man attacked and set alight in Melbourne

    Indian man attacked and set alight in Melbourne



    An Indian man is in a serious condition in a Melbourne hospital after being attacked and set alight by a gang.

    It comes a week after an Indian graduate student was stabbed to death in the city, prompting a travel advisory from the Indian government.

    Melbourne police said the latest attack appeared to be random and there was no evidence it was racially motivated.

    But the attacks have prompted an angry reaction in India, where Australia has been accused of ignoring racism.

    The 29-year-old man attacked on Saturday was returning home from a dinner party with his wife when he was set upon.

    The gang - said by police to comprise four men - poured fluid over him and then set him alight.

    The victim is now in a Melbourne hospital, where his condition has been described as serious, with burns to 15% of his body.

    Police are trying to trace his burnt clothes, which he shed as he fled the scene.

    Det Sgt Neil Smyth said the attack had been "an unusual event" but that it appeared to have been carried out at random.

    "There is no reason at this stage to consider this in any way racially motivated," he told reporters.

    "The circumstances of parking a car randomly on a side street and just some people approaching him are a bit strange and it's highly unlikely, therefore, to be a targeted attack on any individual."

    Peter Batchelor, a minister for Victoria, said that whether the crime was motivated by racism or theft, it was damaging to Melbourne society.

    "It diminishes our community, it diminishes us all and we're totally opposed to it," ABC news quoted him as saying.

    'Dodging issue'

    Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, said the government "condemns all acts of violence in the strongest possible way" and that the matter was being investigated.
    Australia's Indian community has said racism is on the rise

    But the BBC's Nick Bryant in Sydney says the latest attack is bound to increase the sense of outrage in India, following the murder last weekend of Indian graduate student Nitin Garg.

    That came after a spate of attacks against Indian students last year, which deterred many from studying in Australia.

    The Indian government earlier this week issued an advisory warning about the dangers of travelling to Melbourne, Australia's second largest city.

    Gautam Gupta, from the Federation of Indian Students of Australia, told ABC News he was "extremely disturbed" by the attacks and had asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's office to intervene.

    "How many times are they going to just dodge this issue?" he said.

    The Australian government has criticised an Indian newspaper for printing a cartoon which depicted Australia's police force as racist.

    The cartoon shows a person wearing the white robes of the Ku Klux Klan and an Australian police badge, saying: "We are yet to ascertain the nature of the crime."

    Ms Gillard said the cartoon implied police were not trying hard enough to solve the crimes.

    "Any suggestion of that kind is deeply, deeply offensive to the police officers involved and I would absolutely condemn the making of a comment like that," she told reporters on Friday.

    The Indian community in Melbourne has said it believes racist attacks are on the rise in the city.


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    They suspect he was tring to burn his car for insurance and set himself on fire. The car was parked several blocks from his home ? also he cant give any discription of his attackers at all ?
    Some thing doesnt add up here
    Plus Indians are lying cnuts

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    The Indian media are blowing this rascists shit right out of the water driving hatred and possible physical reprissals.

    I think all of this media bulldust is all about the failed yellow cake (uranium) deal between Australia and India.

    Posted by rigger > Plus Indians are lying cnuts.

    Any person who shakes their head when they are agreeing with you would make you syspicious mate!

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    These people who treat some of their citizens a subhumans should think twice before calling others racists.

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    97% of people who claim racism are really just taking the piss. White people know this . Difficult to find a white person who disagrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    The Indian media are blowing this rascists shit right out of the water driving hatred and possible physical reprissals.
    Yes mate the Indians are well known to play the race card, thankfully you Aussies have a firmer grip on reality than the PC obsessed UK govt

    Posted by rigger > Plus Indians are lying cnuts.

    Any person who shakes their head when they are agreeing with you would make you syspicious mate!
    Yes they make me suspicious too, culturally they are quite happy to lie their teeth out, the end justifies the means kind of mindset.

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    Why was my post removed? Because I dared to call the Australian people a generally racist lot? The mods on this forum have fucking lost the plot.

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    My bad Noodles, I was heavy handed in my comments and you just got in the way I guess.

    Apologies

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    Not that it really matters but billy the kid is from the uk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdigit
    My bad Noodles, I was heavy handed in my comments and you just got in the way I guess. Apologies
    I just took a look and found out who moved it, funny your not even on the mods list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    Not that it really matters but billy the kid is from the uk.
    I thought he was Irish-American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sdigit
    My bad Noodles, I was heavy handed in my comments and you just got in the way I guess. Apologies
    I just took a look and found out who moved it, funny your not even on the mods list.
    I didnt mean I'd moved it,, oh never mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdigit
    I didnt mean I'd moved it,, oh never mind
    Gotcha.

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    Is it in here?

    https://teakdoor.com/moronic-kiddies-...ether-tea.html

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Why was my post removed? Because I dared to call the Australian people a generally racist lot? The mods on this forum have fucking lost the plot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Is it in here?

    https://teakdoor.com/moronic-kiddies-...ether-tea.html

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Why was my post removed? Because I dared to call the Australian people a generally racist lot? The mods on this forum have fucking lost the plot.
    Thats the one mate, good init

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    ^^Yes it is Jizzy, but it should have been allowed to stay, not just brushed away with the racist crap.

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    Sick crime.

    A lot of real scum about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai
    These people who treat some of their citizens a subhumans should think twice before calling others racists.
    That's very true.

    Maybe they should start rounding up their Aborginal people and cull them and take their children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    They suspect he was tring to burn his car for insurance and set himself on fire. The car was parked several blocks from his home ? also he cant give any discription of his attackers at all ? Some thing doesnt add up here Plus Indians are lying cnuts
    India man 'faked Australia burns attack'


    An Indian man who claimed he was attacked by four men and set on fire fabricated the story as part of an insurance scam, Australian police say.

    Jaspreet Singh, 29, is accused of criminal damage and lying to police in Melbourne after accidentally setting himself on fire while torching his car.



    Mr Singh has denied the allegations and will appear in court next month.
    The incident took place amid tension between India and Australia over a series of attacks against Indians.



    The attacks have taken place in Sydney and Melbourne.



    'Self-inflicted'

    Jaspreet Singh suffered burns to 15% of his body when his car was engulfed by flames in a suburb of Melbourne earlier this month.



    He told police he had been ambushed by four men who deliberately set him on fire.
    The alleged assault was quickly seized upon by sections of the media in India, who saw it as further evidence that racist attacks on young Indians in Australia were spiralling out of control.



    Detectives have now alleged that Mr Singh's burns were accidentally self-inflicted as he set fire to his car in an attempt to defraud his insurance company.



    Arson and medical experts have concluded that his injuries, as well as the damage to his vehicle and clothes, did not match his story.



    Australian authorities have conceded that some of the assaults on Indian students in recent months were racially motivated, but believe the majority were the work of opportunistic criminals.



    The attacks have caused outrage in India and strained relations between the two countries.



    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has since promised to ensure the safety of the 90,000 Indian students in Australia.



    BBC News - India man 'faked Australia burns attack'


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    jeez.
    racism rears it's ugly head once again.

    ..........some coolie gets his arse set on fire, and in a second, it is labelled a racist attack.

    would there be an international outcry, and squeals of : "racism, racism" if some whitey had been set alight by some coolie?
    i suspect not, for the simple reason that racism is perceived to be something that only a pale person can be guilty of, even if, as in the previously mentioned case, there was nobody who could prove or identify the perpetrator/s as being white-skinned.

    i remember antrobertson posting a while ago about a maori aquaintance of his who was killed in a barfight by some white guy.
    the whole thing was portrayed as a racist killing, simply because the guy who threw the (single punch, as i remember) was white.
    many people sympathised, and many posters on here sagely nodded their heads and condemned this "racist outrage"
    fact is: barfights are quite common, and i doubt the guy who threw the punch would have expected it to end in the death of the "victim"
    he may not even have been a racist, for all we know, and the maori might well have deserved a punch, but just because he was black, the whole thing was blown out of all proportion and labelled racism.

    racists get a lot of undeserved bad press, in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar
    some coolie gets his arse set on fire, and in a second, it is labelled as a racist attack.
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Why was my post removed? Because I dared to call the Australian people a generally racist lot? The mods on this forum have fucking lost the plot.
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    India man 'faked Australia burns attack'
    Racist bstards

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    Right DD, It is TD's shame having a racist mod like Noodles.

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    ^Think noodles jumped on the wrong band wagon on that one probably going to have to rethink on noodles super duper global moderator status.

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    Actually, what I said was that Australians in general are a racist group of people, it is so ingrained in to the Australian society that they are blind to it, and can't even see it, regardless of this incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Actually, what I said was that Australians in general are a racist group of people, it is so ingrained in to the Australian society that they are blind to it, and can't even see it, regardless of this incident.

    generalisations and prejudice!

    i'm constantly unjustly being labelled a racist too, and i'm not even an aussie!

    ..........bloody unfair if you ask me!


    (it's not MY fault, you know!)

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