The murder of Nitin Garg, an Indian student in Melbourne stabbed to death while walking to work, has reopened the wound about the safety of Indian students studying in Australia. While evidence is yet to emerge if the attack was racially motivated, police have acknowledged an increase in violence against Indian students and the debate over how best to deal with this critical issue has pundits divided.

The Indian government released a travel warning on Tuesday as part of their 'Guidelines for Indian Students wanting to study in Australia', noting the dangers of studying and living in Australia: