Bengaluru, Feb 5: A central team will visit Bengaluru on Friday to speak with the African students in the aftermath of a Tanzanian girl being attacked.
The team of the Ministry for External Affairs will be accompanied by members of the Tanzanian high commission as well. The Tanzanian High Commissioner, John Kijazi will also be part of the delegation that would visit Bengaluru today.
The move is more of a confidence building exercise by the Ministry for External Affairs. The MEA wants to reassure the students that they are safe here and all necessary measures would be taken to prevent any such incidents in the future.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup had termed the incident as an isolated one. It was a chain reaction after the accident which led to this shameful incident, he had said.
Meanwhile, in Bengaluru the police are urging the students to actively participate in the coordination committee that had been set up. Last year a committee with a nodal officer had been set up to address the grievances of foreign students.
The nodal officer would address issues pertaining to racial discrimination, visa problems among other issues. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) P Harishekharan who was instrumental in setting up this committee said that the police had coordinated with students in the past as well and addressed problems.