Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
Baijnath and two others were convicted for the murder of another villager, Ramsamuj. Despite their relocation thousands of miles away in the South Pacific, the Ind retained many of the old beliefs and customs. Australia was the land of opportunity and there had been a small but steady stream of young Indian professionals migrating to Australia and New Zealand from Fiji. With some effort he located the small Indian village of Bhatwari in Uttar Pradesh. (Shubha Singh is a foreign policy and strategic affairs commentator. ( With inputs from IANS ).