Things are under control in Australia: Vayalar Ravi

June 23rd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) After at least 15 Indian students were attacked in Australia during the past one month, Minister of Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi Tuesday said things are under control in the continent except for “stray incidents here or there”.
“The Australian officials have come to meet me to assure that the Indian students have the full protection of the Australian government. Things are under control except for stray incidents here or there,” Ravi told reporters after his meeting with Australian official Lisa Paul.

Lisa Paul, secretary in Australia’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, said: “We are dealing with some criminal elements. The police effort is to increase capacity in the vulnerable areas (of Melbourne). We will see a drop in attacks over a period of time.”

Paul is the highest ranking government official from Australia to visit India after the recent attacks.

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