Now even Indians are attacking Indians
Violence against Indians in Australia is now so out of control that Indians have started attacking each other.
Not that you would know this from reading the hysterical coverage in the Indian press, because the latest case has been deliberately shorn of one key fact so that the white clique which runs this country can be held to account for an Indian bloke beating up an Indian woman journalist.
The ABC did a very thorough job on its AM program this morning documenting the extent to which sections of the Indian media has gone to maintain this beat-up about being beaten up.
While noting that many Indian news outlets have provided balanced coverage, the ABC’s South Asia correspondent Sally Sara reported on one news program, Times Now, which has devoted a full half-hour to race attacks and visa scams under the emphatic headline “Yes, it’s racism.”
“Racism so brutal, so horrific, so undiluted in its venom that it’s shocked the country once we began reporting it,” the program stated.
With reporting like this, it’s not surprising that the attack on the Indian journalist has itself been distorted to satisfy the agenda of some in the Indian press.
AM quoted Four Corners’ Wendy Carlisle as saying that the person who attacked the Indian undercover journalist working for 4Cs on the visa story was himself an Indian.
“Someone came up and just hit her and ran off ... our reporter says it appeared that that man was an Indian man,” Carlisle said.
This is how this case is being reported in India, with this story from the website www.indianexpress.com currently holding the top ranking on google news. It’s as misleading as many other reports online right now, including this one at the Press Trust of India – “India’s Premier News Agency” – all of which fail to mention that the journalist’s assailant was an Indian man.
The Indian Express article begins:
“With yet another of its nationals - a journalist - being attacked in Australia, India today expressed “serious concern” over the ongoing attacks and hoped the government there would take more stringent steps to ensure such assaults were stopped.
“We are seriously concerned over the continuity of these attacks on our nationals. I have asked our High Commission for a report into the incident and they will file it by tomorrow. The have also taken up the issue with the Australian government,” Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi told PTI.
“A young Indian woman journalist working undercover to expose alleged migration and education scams in Australia was threatened and punched by a man here, once again bringing the issue of attacks on Indians to the limelight.”
You could facetiously re-write the last paragraph to conclude “bringing the issue of attacks by Indians to the limelight”.
You could also question the domestic political motives of a person as senior as the Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs in blundering into such a non-story.
And you could hope that, before the Indian High Commission in Canberra makes any fresh representations to the Federal Government, it at least avails itself of the facts in this case.