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Foreign students beat up LU boy

A written complaint by the Afghanistani students to the Vice Chancellor in this regard brought to the fore some shocking facts.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2007, 05:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

The frequent tussles between Afghanistani and local students in Lucknow University reached a new high when a BA-I student alleged that he was beaten up by a group of foreign students on Thursday.

But, a written complaint by the Afghanistani students to the Vice Chancellor in this regard brought to the fore some shocking facts. They alleged that a group of Indian students have been harassing them for quite sometime by forcing them to watch porn video clips on their cell phones.

Meanwhile, Sanjiv Kumar, a BA first year student has lodged a complaint with the Hassanganj police in this regard. The police have registered as non-congnizable offence. 

In his complaint, Kumar alleged that it was around 12 noon, he was sitting on the lawns adjacent to the Tagore library that Bahraj Baijai and others attacked him. They left him bleeding below the eye, he alleged.

The aggrieved boy has also brought the matter to LU proctor’s notice.

In the evening, a 15-member delegation of Afghani student gave a written complaint at V-C’s office. In their letter, these students gave vivid account as to how Indian students have been troubling them and also explained the day’s incident. These Afghani students alleged that a group of 25-35 Indian students stormed into Tagore lawns and started abusing them. They used filthy words and displayed porn video-clips on their cell phones, the memorandum reads.

According to the Afghani students, they tried to ignore all this and were about to leave the lawn when some Indian students attacked them. Some of the LU officials intervened to resolve the issue. “Meanwhile, one of our friends lost his wallet and money,” the Afghnai delegation alleged in their memorandum. According to these foreign students, this was not for the first time when Indian students misbehaved with them.

The Afghani students pleaded Vice Chancellor to take stern action against the erring students and to take such measures so that they are not humiliated like this. Proctor AN Singh told this newspaper that both the parties have apprised him about the incident. However, the proctor said that so far no action has been initiated in this matter as it calls for thorough investigation.

Even in the past there has been incident of clashes between these Afghani students with those of their Indian counterparts on LU campus. But in those cases none of the parties lodged any complaint. The incident has once again exposed the law and order situation of the campus. A section of Indian students wants LU administration to take stern action against these foreign students so that they do not make similar offence.

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