Tensions Grow Over Attacks on Indian Students in Australia

June 1, 2009

Tensions are growing between Australia and India over a series of attacks on Indian students studying in Australia, Reuters reported. The attacks have attracted major media attention in India. In one recent incident, four Indian students in Melbourne were attacked with screwdrivers by a gang. In a sign of the anger in India over the attacks, Amitabh Bachchan, a leading Bollywood actor, announced on his blog Saturday that he would be turning down an honorary doctorate recently offered by the Queensland University of Technology, saying that despite his respect for the university, he could not accept the honor in the context of the "most unfortunate and violent" attacks that have taken place.

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