Afghan students leave Ravenshaw University

(image) Bhubaneswar: Fifty-nine Afghan students of Ravenshaw University left the campus on Tuesday after one foreign student was severely injured in a clash.

According to reports, the students left for New Delhi by Rajdhani Express citing security concerns.

“Once we reach New Delhi we will meet the authorities at Afghanistan’s embassy and then only we can decide the next course of action. Until then we cannot say if we will leave the University or not,” an Afghan student said.

“They met me last night and told me that they don’t want to leave the University but they want to talk to their authorities. Hence they have gone to New Delhi. They were also satisfied with the security arrangements. They also have assured me that they will return after their meeting.” Samarpriya Mishra, Registrar, Ravenshaw University said.

Earlier, two officials of Afghanistan`s embassy in New Delhi had arrived in Cuttack and held discussions with the students following a group clash between boarders of New P.G. Hostel and some Afghan students.

The clash had taken place when the foreign students approached the striking boarders and had asked them to open the locked up gates.

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