Indian students in Australia had staged a protest two days in a row at Harris Park, Sydney, over their claim of inaction by the police on racially motivated incidents towards them by group of Australians of Lebanese descents. Similar protest was staged in Melbourne last week. Authorities said that the bashing of Indian students and a molotov bomb hurling of an Indian student at his house were separate incidents and should not be viewed as racism in nature.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called on all parties to restrain and be calm while Thiruvallam Bhasi sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene.
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