The media co-ordinator of Kamla Nehru College Gitesh Nirban said "Students are apprehensive but not scared. We have had very good attendance from among the northeast students and help giving counselling is always available to any student who requires it. In-fact, attendance among the NE students is better than usual now".
Students also said that returning to their routine would abate hype that had been created over the past few weeks. A second year Sociology Hon's student names Tsering Bhutia said that "It is best not to make much of what has happened. Yes, we were scared and apprehensive of staying on in the city from some time. But, there is no point skipping classes and fueling the rumours further".
The officials of DU had pulled out all stops to ensure that there is no security lapse at any time for the students. A constant vigil was maintained at the Rajiv Gandhi Hostel (for Northeast Students) to avoid any untoward incident. Security in other college hostels, such as Ramjas had also been stepped up.
The Proctor of Delhi University said "We have stepped up security all through the campus to ensure that no untoward incident occurs. We have been talking to the girls continuously to ensure that they have no problems".
However, several colleges such as Maitreyi, Hindu, Jesus and Mary and Hansraj have a fewer number of northeast students. The colleges have opened up a dialogue process with these students, offering counsel and advice and ensuring that the rumours are kept at bay.