`Oz: Attacks on Indian students declined sharply`
New Delhi: There was no evidence to suggest that attacks on Indian students in foreign countries were increasing, the government on Friday said, adding that such incidents had shown a "sharp" decline in Australia in 2011 compared to previous two years.
This was stated in Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Human Resource Development D Purandeswari in response to a question.
During 2010-12, three incidents of attack on Indian students have been reported by the High Commission of India in London and four incidents of attack on Indian students have been reported from the United States, Purandeswari said.
"There have been instances over the past three years wherein Indian students in Australia were attacked. The number of attacks on Indian students in Australia has shown a sharp decrease in 2011 as compared to previous two years," Purandeswari said.
While responding to another question in Parliament, the minister said 39 of the country`s universities had an unspent amount of over Rs 766 crore from grants given to them as on January 31, 2012.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- I am surviving only on 25% of my liver today, says Big B
- Aamir Khan's 'intolerance' comment kicks up row
- Exclusive: Sudhir Chaudhary in conversation with Aamir Khan on intolerance in India!
- Rahul Gandhi spotted with hate speech convict Imran Masood in Saharanpur
- Panel discussion on Aamir Khan's remark on 'intolerance'
- Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh bypoll results: As it happened on November 24
- Intolerance issue: When did ‘Incredible India’ become ‘Intolerant India’, Anupam Kher asks Aamir Khan
- Tirupati, Tirumala rains update: Temple remains open; pilgrims continue to pour in for darshan
- BJP's big poser to Aamir Khan: Is there any better neighbour for Muslims than a Hindu?
- Muslim leader Asaduddin Owaisi says Aamir Khan wrong in wanting to leave India