Pune: Nine people were arrested on Tuesday in Pune for allegedly assaulting some North Eastern students in the city over the past week.
Reports said that students and working professionals from the North East were scared to venture out of their homes and had appealed to the police to provide the protection.
The students also formed an association, the police said.
The police say that the attacks could be a fallout of the recent ethnic violence in Assam.
There are almost 10,000 North Eastern students and professionals in Pune.
The North Eastern student union, however, called for peace, saying, "We want peace and do not want to escalate the situation. It can lead to disaster."