July 2014 \
Race Attack In Queensland

  • Indian Mehfil's owner Raj Sharma (inset) tries to shield his staff and family from the man as he storms in on Tuesday afternoon

GOPIO Queensland President, Mr. Yousuf Alikhan has strongly condemned the recent racist attacks on staff and owner of an Indian restaurant in Ipswich. He said acts like these have no place in our Multicultural, Multi-racial Australia that we all love and cherish.

Mr. Alikhan said that stray incidents like these committed by some misguided, ill-informed lowlifes not only create discord and disharmony in the community but tarnish the image of Australia overseas. It also negates the good work done by community leaders like Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Mr. Glen Elmes.

Mr. Alikhan, applauds the authorities for acting swiftly and apprehending the miscreants. He urged the authorities to punish the guilty with the full force of the law. He also called upon the good people of Ipswich to show their disapproval to such despicable acts by patronising the effected restaurant.