Racial attacks in Australia most disturbing: Aamir Khan

Racial attacks in Australia most disturbing: Aamir Khan


After Amitabh Bachchan, actor Aamir Khan too has condemned the racial attacks on Indian students in Australia terming them a "shame".

"Most disturbing to hear about racist attacks on Indians living in Australia. Quite a shame," Aamir wrote in his blog.

The actor called for immediate action from Australian authorities to stop the attacks.

"While this doesn't mean that all Australians are racists, the frequency and seriousness of such attacks, I think, calls for an extra ordinary reaction from the Australian authorities."

Aamir, who has been actively involved with 'Atithi Devo Bhava' campaign by Indian government, also reminded fans about their responsibility to protect foreign tourists in India.

"And while we want action to be taken by authorities in Australia, equally we should remember all the various crimes against foreigners who visit India," the actor said adding, "Let us hope and pray that Shravan recovers soon."

Bachchan had reacted to the attacks on Indian students by rejecting an honorary doctorate offered to him by Queensland University of technology in Brisbane.

"I mean no disrespect to the institution that honors me but under the present circumstances where citizens of my own country are subjected to such acts of inhuman horror, my conscience does not permit me to accept this decoration that perpetrates such indignity to my countrymen," Bachchan wrote in his blog recently.

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