To state it upfront, I agree the racist attacks in Australia were tragic, more so for the student who is battling for his life.
But the way our media has been projecting the issue and demonizing every Australian is quite ridiculous. I hope everyone does realize that all it takes for 4 attacks is 10 odd idiots. No more.
The victim’s kin states :
Australians call themselves a developed nation, but have no humanity.
which is understandable considering the trauma they are going through.
But Mr. Bachchan returned an honorary degree from an Australian university stating :
.. my conscience does not permit me to accept this decoration from a country that perpetrates such indignity to my fellow countrymen.
It is not the country that is perpetrating the attacks. In all fairness, had he accepted the award, we know exactly which leaders would go for his throat the next day. So in a sense, I do not judge him either.
But the audacity with which we are demonizing the country and demanding protection for students is just ridiculous. Here’s a quick summary :
Every year during the railway exams, you do know that a certain political and its cousin beat up students as a yearly ritual, like karwa chauth and dassera, right ?
You do remember the ragging cases that cost many lives, very recently, right ?
You do remember how foreigners are treated in India right ? Assuming they aren’t molested or harasssed, they are at the very least looted by the rickshaw wala the moment they land in India with their melanin and stuff.
So I sincerely request everyone to stop judging all the Aussies and preaching.
Update : CNNIBN hosts a debate Face the Nation: Down under and downright racist?. I did not see that coming.