Tag: Hindu Council of Australia

Air India being used as a surrogate punching bag for anti-India campaign

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 01 March, 2017 Air India appears to be dragged into an unnecessary controversy over serving Halal meal to its passengers. A community organisation claiming support of various other bodies has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi  Raju, and also Indian High Commissioner to Australia Dr. A.M. […]

March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments More

IACF gone or still existing?

By Ashok Kumar Editor Sydney, 7th September, 2016 When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to arrive in Australia for the G20 Summit in November 2014, the Indian High Commissioner reportedly, on the instructions of the PMO in India, set up a welcome panel and called it Indian Australian Community Foundation (IACF) headed by […]

September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Euphoria over Modi, adoration or by design?

By Ashok Kumar Was the euphoria over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia a natural public adoration or by design?  Riding high on his meteoric rise in politics, Mr.  Modi is the first Prime Minister in the Indian history to have “pulled” large crowds whichever country he has visited. In comparison, Mr. Atal Behari […]

December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Sydney Indians’ no to diplomats’ bid to “Divide and rule,” show “Indians are one”

By Our Community Reporter Several community organisations and forums falling in line to join Hindu Council of Australia led ICAF to welcome the visiting Indian Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi to Australia notwithstanding, the Indian community remains divided thanks to the designs of the High Commissioner of India in Australia and the Consul General of […]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Swim Suit row taken up at diplomatic level

Apologies from the designer and commitment to not to produce the objectionable swimwear suit with image of Goddess Lakshmi as part of its collection notwithstanding, the row has  escalated to diplomatic levels. The Indian government has complained to the Australian high commission a week after Byron Bay designer Lisa Burke sent a model down an […]

May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More