Foreign students attacked ‘over Ramzan prayers’ at Gujarat College hostel; 4 hurt

According to preliminary reports, international students from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were supposedly attacked while they were supplying late-night namaaz on Saturday. Four international trainees at Gujarat College international children’ hostel in Ahmedabad received injuries after they were struck by a mob late on Saturday night apparently over offering namaaz during Ramzan. The police have actually registered an FIR and are checking out the incident. The pupils, two of whom were hurt drastically, are recuperating at a health center where their problem is stated to be safe.

On learning about the occurrence, Ahmedabad police principal G S Mallik and Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor Neerja Gupta got to the hostel on Sunday morning.
According to preliminary records, worldwide trainees from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were apparently attacked while they were providing late-night namaaz on Saturday at a location assigned by the Gujarat College in the global boys’ hostel block-A. Supposed videos of the event, shared on X, also reveal some people vandalising two-wheelers.

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Speaking with media persons after the check out, Police Commissioner Malik said that around 10.30 pm, when the international pupils were offering namaz, 20-25 people asked why they were providing petitions there and told them to do so at a mosque. This resulted in a scuffle, rock pelting, and vandalism in hostel rooms too.

” Somebody notified the authorities control area at 10.51 pm and a PCR van reached the place at 10.56 pm,” Malik stated, including, “We have actually taken serious note of the incident and strict activity will certainly be taken.”

” 9 groups have been formed (to penetrate the case). One accused has actually been determined and the authorities will certainly jail (all) the accused,” he stated.

The authorities have actually signed up an FIR and are exploring the case.
Speaking with The Indian Express, Imran Khedawala, the Congress MLA from Jamalpur Khadia, stated, “A team of around 30 individuals went into the location chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogans throughout the namaaz at around 10.30 pm and apparently struck the global trainees. 4 trainees that were injured– two of them significantly– were rushed to the metropolitan corporation-run SVP Healthcare facility.”

Khedawala and former MLA Gyasuddin Sheikh, that were amongst the very first to reach the spot on Saturday evening, rushed the trainees to the hospital.

The event happened in the existence of hostel safety personnel and the police additionally arrived after the strike, Khedawala stated. “The spaces of these international students were also ransacked and those involved in the strike harmed their laptops and smart phones,” the MLA added.

Responding to the incident, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) demanded “rigorous action” for the authorities. In a declaration issued on Sunday, it stated, “Such cases in the school raising severe questions on the safety plans of the campus. ABVP demands strict protection arrangements from the Gujarat University management.”

While V-C Neerja Gupta might not be reached over the phone for a comment, the hostel in-charge Shailesh Goswami declined to share info.

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