About 60 Nigerian at GD Goenka University left because they were beaten.
About 60 Nigerian students who were enrolled in GD Goenka University, a private university in India, have reportedly left the campus after being beaten and harassed on the football field and in their dorm. The Nigerian students, according to the Times of India, claimed they feared for their safety and were temporarily residing in different areas of Delhi as they sought the assistance of the Nigerian embassy. According to reports, they made the “temporary” decision to withdraw after an Indian student protest against Nigerians for praying on the football field nearly a month earlier.
The students who were protesting, yelling “Jai Shri Ram,” had filed a complaint with the registrar, requesting that the administrators make sure that the Nigerians performed rituals or prayers, known as “namaz” in India, only in their dorm rooms. Police and the institution had previously stated that the issue had been peacefully settled. The football pitch, according to the police and university administration on Sunday, had nothing to do with the demonstrations against “namaz” that took place a month earlier.
The trouble began when both Nigerian and Indian students were on a team.
Ranked as one of India’s top universities, GD Goenka University, is well-known and highly respected worldwide. The hallmark of the University is high-quality instruction that encourages research, innovation, and extension among its students. Through the entrenched fundamental principles of intellectual brilliance, collegiality, diversity, and honesty, the GD Goenka University, recognized by the UGC, wants to be a global leader in the higher education ecosystem of the twenty-first century, offering a wide range of courses.
According to Khaleel, the following day, they were attacked in the dorm by a group of Indian students. “They abused us and threatened to punish us severely. In total, there are 63 Nigerians present. For the time being, we are residing in Delhi and have left the university,” he continued. On the other side, a group of Nigerian students allegedly attacked some Indian students. Sultan Khan, a pharmacy student, claimed that on Saturday while he was going around campus, four to five Nigerians allegedly cursed at him.
The university management said that no student has left the campus.
They continued to strike me. My companions then came to my aid, but they too were also beaten with whips and rods, recalled Sultan the student, who reported the whole incident to the police. Cross-FIRs have been filed as a result of complaints made by both parties against one another at the Sohna City police station. The cases have been filed under IPC sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing harm), and 34 (common intention).
There was no significant event. In the midst of a football game, there was an argument between the two groups that turned physical. We have Cross-FIRs on file and have received complaints from both sides. The ACP, Upasana, stated, “We are reviewing CCTV material and will take appropriate measures.” No students had left campus, insisted the university administration. However, they claimed that 10 students had been expelled for allegedly being a part of the disturbance at the Friday game.
Students from more than 40 different countries attend here.
Additionally this institution, acknowledged as a “Diamond” ranked university by QS IGUAGE is GD Goenka University. With its magnificent and lush campus of more than 60 acres, it offers more than 100 programs. Students from more than 40 different countries are taught by more than 200 carefully selected professors. Offering courses from animation design to teacher training programs. More than 30 universities and professional organizations from the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other nations collaborate with the university.
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All this bad experience to Nigerians abroad were cause by irresponsible if the government because if our education system is functioning there wouldn’t be need for thousands of students to study abroad.
Nigerian government needs to be ashamed fr the citizenry to go as far as India for education shows urs is nothing to write home about and ur government must be proactive
We have to improve our education sector so people will not be going to other countries to school if our education system is good, but our Nigeria student facing there is bad and a society should not be like that of how India student behave
If the country was in a good state, and we have high-quality educational standards, people won’t need to travel out for education purposes, let alone the harassment
It’s sad to know that our citizens are fighting for their life in another country as a result of the bad governance we have in this country
If things are getting to hard for Nigerians in other countries, I will advise them to always find their way home, even if the won’t get 100% protection, they will be safe to an extent
Students were hiding out in various parts of Delhi until they could get help from the Nigerian embassy, since they feared for their lives.
They were living in different sections of Delhi out of need because they feared for their safety and were awaiting word from the Nigerian embassy on how to proceed.
After a student demonstration in India against Nigerians for praying on the football pitch over a month earlier, it was a wise option for them to make the “temporary” decision to withdraw from the competition.
Previous statements made by the police and the institution indicated that the conflict had been amicably resolved but that didn’t work
Thousands of students wouldn’t need to study abroad if our education system was functioning, the government’s negligence is to blame for all of the negative experiences that Nigerians have had overseas.
People wouldn’t have to leave the country for educational reasons at all, much alone be subjected to the harassment, if the nation was in better shape and our educational standards were of a higher caliber.
If our educational system is strong, fewer individuals would feel the need to seek higher education elsewhere. However, the challenges that Nigerian and Indian students face abroad highlight the need for reform at home.
The fact that citizens of Nigeria have to go all the way to India to get an education demonstrates that their own country’s educational system is nothing to brag about, and the Nigerian government ought to feel humiliated about this.
All of these negative experiences that Nigerians have had while studying abroad have been caused by the reckless actions of the government. If we had an education system that worked properly, we wouldn’t have to send thousands of students to other countries to get an education.
I’d advise our students return…Imagine protest because someone prayed on the football pitch. Our govt need to come to our aid, our people won’t go through all this if our educational system is okay.
Government need to improve our schools. If our education sector is good, all this harassment won’t happen to nigeria student in India
It is quite unfortunate a lot of Nigerian students have to leave the India university. They shouldn’t have attacked us at all. I just hope those students who caused that attack are brought to book.
This is outrageous Nigeria over there should just find there way back to there country their lifes comes first.
If all things are well at home here who will be thinking of jetting out of the country. Life is hard here back home. Who made it so our nepotical President Buhari.
If things are okay here in Nigeria who will be thinking of going outside the country to source for greener pastures. Just indian here a Nigerian citizen was beaten. Nobody here back home will treat the Indians like that.