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Prominent Arab Israeli Educator Visiting India is Knifed but out of Danger

An Israeli Arab educator visiting India as a guest of the Friends of Israel Society was beaten and knifed by a group of Moslem students at Aligarh University east of here. Abdul Karim, who develops adult education programs in Tel Aviv, was assaulted while on his way to visit a friend at the university. Prof. Maqbool Ahmed of the department of central Asian studies. Mr. Karim was said to be out of danger. The assault was one of several manifestations of bitter hostility toward Israel that he encountered among Moslems in the Indian capital. A Moslem member of Parliament allegedly barred him from paying his respects to the head priest at the New Delhi Mosque where he had gone to pray. Mr. Karim, who attended a Rotarian conference here, told the Hindustan Times that most Indians he met were astonished to learn that he was an Arab and an Israeli citizen. He said the high point of his visit was the audience granted him by Dr. Zakir Husain, President of India.