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Attacks on Pakistani students in Bishkek

Attacks on Pakistani students in Bishkek Angry protesters broke the doors and entered our hostel rooms.

Hasina Nauman, a Pakistani student living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, saw last night that protesters armed with sticks and sticks were moving towards her hostel.

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These protestors ‘broke the lock of the room door, grabbed the female student by her hair and slapped her.’

Many foreign students, including Pakistanis, have been injured in last night’s violent incident in Bishkek.

In fact, on May 13, there was an altercation between local people and foreign students in Bishkek, after which angry mobs stormed the hostels and flats of foreign students last night.

Meanwhile, according to the Pakistani embassy in Bishkek, the government of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed that no Pakistani student was killed during this violent incident. Pakistani and Indian embassies in Bishkek have instructed students to stay in hostels.

The Ministry of Interior of Kyrgyzstan has said in a statement that the situation is now under control while officials of law enforcement agencies, including the police, have been deployed to maintain law and order.

According to reports, Bishkek police authorities have tried to disperse the protesters through negotiations.

According to the local media of Kyrgyzstan, four foreigners have been detained yesterday. The Ministry of Health of the country says that medical assistance has been provided to 29 foreigners.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, it is stated that today in Islamabad, Director General Aizaz Khan summoned the charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan, Miles Moldaliev, to the Foreign Office for a visit.

The statement added that he was informed of the deep concern of the Government of Pakistan regarding the incidents that happened to Pakistani students studying in the Kyrgyz Republic yesterday. They have been urged to ensure the safety and security of Pakistani students and other Pakistani citizens residing in the country.

The statement added that he was informed of the deep concern of the Government of Pakistan regarding the incidents that happened to Pakistani students studying in the Kyrgyz Republic yesterday. They have been urged to ensure the safety and security of Pakistani students and other Pakistani citizens residing in the country.
What happened last night in Bishkek?
Gulab Khan is a final-year student at a medical college in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He told journalist Mohammad Zubair Khan that the angry mob had tortured many foreign students including Pakistanis.

He says that after a video went viral on social media, locals came together and “started targeting hostels of various universities and medical colleges”.

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Mustafa Khan, a student of the medical college, told journalist Muhammad Zubair Khan that last night there was a sudden commotion and “dozens of armed people entered our rooms and tortured us.”

“Whoever came into their hands, they were killing him without asking his nationality.”
Muhammad Bilal lives with a few other Pakistanis on rent in a flat near the university. He says that after a video of a fight between foreign students and local people went viral, a mob of hundreds attacked them.

Bilal says that the agitators were not only vandalizing and beating but were also constantly live on TikTok and YouTube.
Most of the Pakistanis live in these hostels, but a small number of Bangladeshi and Egyptian students also live in these hostels. A few Indian and Pakistani students have rented houses apart from hostels,

Bilawal claims that wherever he found Pakistanis, they invaded hostels, flats and houses and attacked them and students were beaten up.

They claim that the female students who have seen them walking outside or coming somewhere have also been misbehaved and harassed. ‘Hiding in the bathroom for two hours’
Hasina Nauman, a medical student, says that the protesters were armed with sticks and sticks. They broke the door of our room. My roommate and I were grabbed by the hair and slapped. I have injuries on my head while my roommate has injuries on his feet and legs.

According to him, at the same time, some local people also tried to stop the torturers.

Varsha Gujjar, another medical student, says that she took shelter in a room along with other students.
We locked ourselves in the bathroom and stayed there for two hours.

We did not dare to go out because there was constant noise outside and the door was being kicked.
Varsha says that Pakistani students are in shock right now. Our parents and siblings are worried. No one knows anything at that time.

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Kainat Malik, a victim of torture, says that she will not be able to forget this incident for the rest of her life. My mother told me not to study anymore and come back immediately. My mother invested everything in my education. I am worried about what will happen now.

What is the Kyrgyz government doing in this regard?
Kyrgyz state media “Kabar” has reported that the country’s Cabinet of Ministers has strongly condemned attempts to incite ethnic violence and unrest due to the spread of false information on social networks.

The Cabinet has also denied false reports in the international press about alleged killings and torture of foreign students.

In a statement issued by the Cabinet Office, it has been said that the law enforcement agencies are fully investigating these crimes and all the criminals will be brought to justice.

Kabar further reports that police detained four foreigners after a fight near a hostel on Bishkek’s Budinogo Street.

A case has been registered against these persons under riot provisions.

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