Under attack for the "try to
dress poor" advice for Indian students, Victorian police has
said the remarks were a "light hearted summation" of the
safety advice which was drawn "absolutely out of context".
Victoria`s top cop`s advice to Indian students to "act poor" and avoid living in high-risk suburbs to minimise the chances of being assaulted has been termed wrong and unhelpful by business and community groups, a newspaper reported.
Conceding that there were
"some" racist attacks on Indian students in Australia,
Victorian police chief on Thursday cautioned against "hysterical"
response to such assaults as it could lead to more violence.