ICCR team visits MANIT in Bhopal to collect facts on students’ clash

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2014 15:08 IST

After the Intelligence Bureau (IB), a team of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) visited the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) on Friday to collect facts about a clash between NRI and foreign students of the institute on the college campus in which two foreign students Rifat Bokhtiar from Bangladesh and Zabiullah from Afghanistan sustained injuries.

After Saturday night’s clash between Afghanistan’s students and students from Bangladesh, MANIT director Appu Kuttan had dashed off a letter to Bangladesh and Afghanistan embassies. Kuttan had also informed the Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD) and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) about the incident.

On Friday, ICCR two-member team discussed the issue with both Aghanistan and Bangladesh students.

Kuttan said ICCR officers didn’t find anything suspicious and serious and both groups have reached a compromise in presence of the officers of ICCR. The director further said the institute would take action after completion of inquiry of the proctor board.

After the IB team visit, the director also ordered institute officials to upload all the documents of NRI and foreign students on the institute’s website.

Kuttan said, "I am uploading the documents of students so that IB and whosoever has any doubt on credential of my institute’s students could check the facts."

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