Down-Under Under Travel Advisory for Indians
The Australian government has played down a travel advisory issued by India warning of the risk of violence against Indian students in Melbourne.
The warning followed the killing last week of an Indian graduate, Nitin Garg, who was stabbed to death in the city.
The Indian travel advisory warned of an increase in robberies and assaults.
But acting Australian foreign minister Simon Crean urged Indian leaders to avoid fuelling hysteria and said Melbourne was safe for visitors.
India’s travel advisory said acts of violence against Indians had often been accompanied by verbal abuse and fuelled by drugs and alcohol. [… more at BBC]