Australia: The recent rise of Khalisani movement in countries like Canada, Australia and UK took an ugly turn when 23-year-old Indian student in Australia was reportedly beaten mercilessly by a mob chanting ‘Khalisan Zindabad.’
What we know?
As reported by The Australia Today, the victim was attacked in Sydney’s Western suburb of Merrylands, when he was on his way to work on Friday.
He was reportedly attacked by iron rods for voicing his opinion against the Khalistani extremist activities.
Dragged out of the car:
As quoted by India Today, the student recounted the incident saying that it was around 5:30 am, some 4-5 Khalistan supporters attacked him.
He further explained how the accused suddenly appeared out of nowhere while he was getting into his vehicle.
“They opened the left side door and hit me with an iron rod in my cheekbone. They threatened me to oppose the Khalistan movement otherwise they would give him more lessons,” India Today quoted.
No place for such violence:
The Member of Parliament for Merrylands clarified that there is no place for such violence and extremism or violence of any kind.
“I have contacted the relevant authorities regarding the incident and will monitor the situation as it unfolds,” he added.
The MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi took note of the matter and expressed strong concerns against individuals voicing their opinion for such extremism in the guise of freedom of expression.