New York University seeks clarification from China over the custody of nine students

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By: Paromita Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-03-22 00:09:31 IST

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The university's statement said that on March 12, two students were detained by Shanghai police from outside a bar. While seven other students were detained from an apartment on the University campus during a birthday party.

New York University has sought information from Chinese authorities regarding the arrest of nine of its students. The students were detained by the police on suspicion of possessing and using narcotics at the University's Shanghai Campus.

The university's statement said that on March 12, two students were detained by Shanghai police from outside a bar. While seven other students were detained from an apartment on the University campus during a birthday party. All of them were investigated for the use of narcotics. 

During investigation, no student was found to have consumed any substance and no student was found to have any substance. Officials said that no student was arrested. But the university has sought clarification from the Chinese authorities over the incident.

It is noteworthy that many American and British universities have established their own satellite campuses in China, which is attended by a large number of foreign students.

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