Commentary | 18 January 2010

Threat to cricketers may heal relations

In an opinion piece in The Age, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, coordinator of the Australia-India Roundtable, suggests that the threats by India’s Shiv Sena extremists to ban Australian cricketers will alienate mainstream Indians. He argues that the crisis over the welfare of Indian students in Australia has reached a turning-point: the Shiv Sena threats, plus a reconciliation concert by Bollywood composer A R Rahman, have the potential to be a circuit-breaker, opening the way for both countries to look for a constructive solution. The Age, 16 January 2010, p. 7Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf

In an opinion piece in The Age, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, coordinator of the Australia-India Roundtable, suggests that the threats by India’s Shiv Sena extremists to ban Australian cricketers will alienate mainstream Indians. He argues that the crisis over the welfare of Indian students in Australia has reached a turning-point: the Shiv Sena threats, plus a reconciliation concert by Bollywood composer A R Rahman, have the potential to be a circuit-breaker, opening the way for both countries to look for a constructive solution. The Age, 16 January 2010, p. 7Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf