Warne and Ponting called to defend Indians

Published: Monday, January 4, 2010, 10:40 [IST]
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Warne & Ponting called to defend Indians

Melbourne: Australian cricket legends Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting have been urged to condemn the violence against the Indian students following the brutal murder of Nitin Garg.

Nitin Garg, a 21-year-old Indian youth was fatally stabbed in the abdomen by unidentified assailants here while on his way to work.

Gautam Gupta, a representive of Federation of Indian Students in Australia says the two cricket stars have huge followings in India and it's about time they voiced their concerns.

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Indian community in Australia described the incident as a vicious 'racist attack'.

Mr Gupta says there's a lot of frustration within the Indian community with the way the problem is being handled.

Meantime, India expressed shock as the incident came to light on Sunday, Jan 3. The External Affairs Minister SM Krishna warned Australia of serious 'bearing' on the bilateral ties if the attacks against Indians down under doesn't stop.


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