Australia walks back ‘racist’ India ban after backlash

Amid a widespread backlash, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is ‘highly unlikely’ that Australians who skirted a blanket ban on travel to and from India will be jailed. – EPA pic, May 4, 2021.

AUSTRALIA’S prime minister fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands today, as he retreated from a threat to jail Australians trying to escape Covid-19-racked India.

Scott Morrison’s government moved to ban travellers from India from entering Australia until May 15, threatening rule-breakers – including Australian citizens – with prison time. 

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