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Orissa to set up a committee to look after foreign students

Orissa government on Monday decided to constitute a committee to look after the foreign students in Ravenshaw University in Cuttack.



Bhubaneswar: With aggrieved Afghan
students set to return, the Orissa government on Monday decided to
constitute a committee to look after the foreign students in
Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, official sources said.

Altogether 59 Afghan students had left Cuttack
for New Delhi on January 18 citing "lack of security" after
Bhubaneswar: With aggrieved Afghan
students set to return, the Orissa government on Monday decided to
constitute a committee to look after the foreign students in
Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, official sources said.

Altogether 59 Afghan students had left Cuttack
for New Delhi on January 18 citing "lack of security" after
they were assaulted by some local students in the university
campus during a group clash on January 13.

campus during a group clash on January 13.

Stating that the Afghan students have already boarded
the train in Delhi, Higher Education Minister Debi Prasad
Mishra said the committee comprising the Commissioner of
Police, Director of Higher Education and a member of the ICCR
would look after welfare of the foreign students in the
varsity.

Mishra, who had rushed to the national capital after
the Afghan students went there in the middle of the academic
year citing security as the reason behind their actions, said
the students would first be lodged in the state capital here
and be provided with bus facility to attend their classes in
Ravenshaw University in Cuttack.

Commissioner of Police B K Sharma would look after
security of the students, Mishra said. The Afghan students
left the varsity on January 18 after two of them were injured
in a campus clash.

If the students want to stay in Cuttack, government
will also make adequate arrangement for their safety, Mishra
said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier assured the
students that their safety would be ensured.

"The students will arrive here tomorrow," Mishra said
adding that extra classes would also be held as students
remained absent for about a fortnight.

Mishra during his visit to Delhi had assured Afghan
ambassador Nangyalai Tarzi on the security of the students.

Varsity Vice-Chancellor Debdas Chhotray said the
authorities would henceforth give special attention to the
foreign students.

PTI

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