Afghan embassy''s concern over attack on students

Cuttack, Jan 14 (PTI) A day after some students fromAfghanistan were injured during a clash in RavenshawUniversity here, two officials of Afghanistan''s embassy inNew Delhi arrived here today and held discussions with thestudents, University Vice Chancellor and city police.

� � �Mohammed Azim Shahak and Mohammed Aarash, officialsheading Education and Media cell respectively of theAfghanistan Embassy in New Delhi, arrived here in the forenoonand went straight to meet the injured Afghan students.

Expressing concern over the recent development, theofficers then met the city DCP A N Sinha and discussed aboutthe safety and security of all Afghan students studying in theUniversity.

� � �Later in the afternoon, both the officials went aroundthe city meeting all other Afghan students who are staying inhostels and other private accommodations in the city.

It was learnt that the Embassy officials assured thestudents that their safety and security would be properlytaken care of by the local police henceforth.

� � �It was also learnt that the Afghan Ambassador in NewDelhi had telephonic discussions with most of the studentslast night and assured them that the matter would be dulybrought to the notice of Government of India.

At least 78 foreign students, including 69 fromAfghanistan, are currently studying in Ravenshaw Universitysince 2009.

� � �Two Afghan students were critically injured and fiveothers sustained minor injuries when they entered into a groupclash with local students inside the University campusyesterday over a flimsy ground.

Similarly, seven other local students were alsoinjured in the clash.

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