A top Australian police officer on Monday said Indians were far safer In Australia than in their own country, even as New Delhi asked Canberra to take “all possible steps” to contain assaults on the community. Simon Overland, Victoria’s Police Chief Commissioner, told reporters here, “Look at the data. Indians are safer in this country than they are in their own country.”
His comments came as 21-year old Indian migrant Nitin Garg, stabbed here last week, was cremated in Ludhiana.
In a strong message, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi asked Australia to take “all possible steps” to contain assaults on Indians, saying it was their “primary responsibility”. Ravi said Australia will have to convince India and its people about steps taken to protect Indian citizens.