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RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 371
To be answered on 25th February, 2010
Indians Subjected to Violence in Australia

 

371.       . SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of OVERSEAS INDIAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a)         the number of Indian students, taxi drivers, and others separately who had been subjected to violence in Australia in 2009 and so far during this year;
(b)        the number out of them who have died and those who have suffered serious injuries and hospitalized, separately;
(c)        whether Indian Government has rendered any financial assistance to the families of those who died and for the seriously injured; and
(d)        if so. the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (SHRI S. M. KRISHNA)

(a)& (b) details are given below:

 2009

 

2010 (till 19.02.2010)

 

Student

51

19

Taxi Drivers

15

6

Others

56

8

Died

1

3

Seriously Injured

12

5

Hospitalized

5

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(c) & (d): The Consulate General of India in Sydney made a payment of approximately A$7,639 towards transportation of mortal remains of late Shri Ranjodh Singh to Punjab, The Govermnent of India has approved reimbursement of the cost of transportation of the mortal remains of Mr. Nitin Garg, to his family,

The Government of India has also agreed to bear the cost of transportation to India, of the bodies of 2 Indian students ML Navdeep Singh and Mr. Kawaldeep Singh, who were murdered on 1222010 at Perth by another Indian student.