TAD NewsDesk, Sydney: A group of Sikhs said they were attacked by baseball bats and hammers by some unidentified compatriots in Sydney. The tension has been growing within the Indian community in Australia over the farm laws and the group of Sikhs claimed it to be an attack by the other group.
In Sydney’s Harris Park on Sunday night, a group of unidentified men pulled out hammers, baseball bats and wooden sticks, stopping a car and attacking the vehicle as the terrified men inside tried to get away, the 7NEWS channel reported.
A victim said,
“They bashed the car from all sides, anyone could’ve got killed.”
The victims believed that they were attacked because of their turbans.
The incident got recorded on the CCTV camera. Though the victims escaped they were reached again and beaten up.
The attack caused a loss of more than 10,000 Australian Dollars in the car only.
The channel said,
“What’s concerning though is that these men alleged they were targeted because of their beliefs.”
“Disagreements over farming laws in India have seen a rising violence here with one side now claiming they were targeted by a gang wielding bats and hammers.”
The Australian Alliance Against Hate and Violence (AAAHAV) held a press conference outside the Consul General of India this week and offered support for the agitating farmers in India.
Assistant Police Commissioner Peter Thurtell said that they are trying their best to be vigilant that there is no further case of violence.
Though it is a minor community, this is intolerable on humanitarian grounds.
Source: The Print