Saturday, January 30, 2010

Indian media goes quiet on the murder of Ranjodh Singh

For the simple reason that this terrible crime cannot be shoehorned into a simplistic narrative of Anglo-racism against people from India.

Police are fairly sure that when Singh was set on fire by three people of Indian origin, he was still alive.
Three Indian nationals faced court yesterday charged over Singh's murder after police arrested the third suspect, a 25-year-old man, in Wagga Wagga.

Gurpreet Singh, 23, and his wife, Harpreet Kaur Bullar, 20, faced Sutherland Local Court, and Harpreet Singh appeared in Wagga Wagga Local Court. Neither Gurpreet Singh nor Ms Bullar applied for bail. They were arrested by NSW homicide squad detectives on Thursday.

The killing has drawn little attention in India.

I don't think this means that there hasn't been a problem faced by Indian students in Australia. Especially now that the Victoria Police has admitted that it felt there was a problem as far back as two years ago.

But the hysterical treatment of the issue by the less reputable sections of the Indian media has not helped.

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