Acharya college plans measures for safety of foreign students

The management of Acharya Group of Institutes, where hundreds of students from African nations and the Middle East are pursuing their education, have constituted three groups comprising its employees to instil confidence and sense of security among the overseas students.

Such a measure has been taken following the recent violence on Hesaraghatta Main Road, where a Sudanese student was assaulted and Tanzanian woman, studying in Acharya College of Architecture, was molested. The foreign national students are reportedly living in fear after the incident on Sunday night.

Ramakrishna Gowda, administrator of Acharaya Group of Institutes, told Deccan Herald, “The management has constituted three groups of four members each.  The three groups will go around Soladevanahalli, AGB Layout, Chikkasandra, MEI Layout and Kirloskar Layout to ensure the safety of the overseas students . Also, the groups will take necessary steps to instil confidence among the students and reassure them that they won't be attacked.”

We have also deployed around six security guards, who work at the Acharaya Institute, to the areas, where foreign students live to make sure that no student is troubled, he added.

Also, there were rumours that the locals were planning to attack the foreign students again. The jurisdictional police, however, have dismissed the rumours. A few policemen are being deployed in Soladevanahalli and near the college and constant patrolling is being carried out, said a police officer.

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