MEA: 'Strict action will be taken against those guilty of violence', External Affairs Ministry said this on Gujarat University incident

MEA: An incident of violence took place at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad yesterday. The state government is taking strict action against the criminals. Jaiswal said, two foreign students were injured in the clash.

Mar 17, 2024 - 19:54
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MEA: 'Strict action will be taken against those guilty of violence', External Affairs Ministry said this on Gujarat University incident

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday said the Gujarat government is taking strict action against the perpetrators of violence at a university in Ahmedabad. Two foreign students were injured in the violence. MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said that one of the two foreign students injured in the violence has been discharged from the hospital.

He said an incident of violence took place yesterday at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. The state government is taking strict action against the criminals. Jaiswal said, two foreign students were injured in the clash. One of them has been discharged from the hospital after medical treatment.

Ahmedabad Police Commissioner GS Malik said that the incident happened that evening when 20 to 25 people broke into Gujarat University's dorms and began protesting against international students performing namaz there. In the mosque, he asked them to perform namaz. They discussed this matter in debate. They were then stoned and attacked. Two students from Tajikistan and Sri Lanka were admitted to the hospital, according to the police.

Malik said an FIR was registered against 20 to 25 people. Nine teams were formed to investigate the incident. He said the university has about 300 foreign students, including from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka and African countries. The official said that about 75 foreign students live in the A-Block hostel of the university, where the incident took place. He said that all the people involved in the incident will be arrested and the case will be monitored by the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime). He said that four teams from the crime branch and nine from the local police have been formed to investigate the case.

Neerja Gupta, vice-chancellor of Gujarat University, reported that a fight broke out between two groups inside the A-Block hostel last night. A few international students suffered injuries as the situation worsened. He is the subject of a filed police report. An investigation is currently underway because the police and government have taken the situation seriously.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer