Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eat Indian, love Indians: campaign in Australia

Australians are actuality apprenticed to eat Indian aliment in a attack dubbed "Vindaloo Against Violence" to appearance their action to dozens of attacks on Indian students.

Melbourne woman Mia Northrop, who organised the campaign, said she was auspicious bodies all over Australia to booty allotment in the abnormal beef on February 24.

"The abstraction is that you aloof go to your bounded Indian restaurant and aloof banquet on Indian aliment as a way of all-embracing the Indian community," Northrop told bounded radio.

"You can accept this appearance of force that bags of bodies are accomplishing this aforementioned affair at the aforementioned time."

The attacks over the accomplished 18 months, including a baleful cutting of a 21-year-old Indian alum this month, accept artificial ties with India and aching Australia's advantageous adopted apprentice market, its third better consign earner.

Indian media accept labelled the attacks as racist, but badge and the government assert they are absolutely criminal.

Northrop said she was afraid at the acknowledgment "Vindaloo Against Violence" had received, with Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd afterward advance on a Twitter stream. Participants are actuality asked to annals on a website advanced at

"We've got bodies from Tennessee and Vancouver and Singapore and Hong Kong adage 'We're activity to do it here'," she said.

Police in New South Wales accompaniment this anniversary arrested three bodies over the annihilation of addition Indian citizen, 25-year-old bake-apple picker Ranjodh Singh, whose partially austere anatomy was begin beside a rural alley in December