We are running out of resources, need immediate evacuation: Students
Over 382 inhabitants of Kashmir are stranded still stranded in several cities of Kyrgyzstan and have urged GOI to include J&K name in phase II of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ list as they are facing immense hardships from past 3 months.
A group of distressed students from Osh and Bishkek cities told Rising Kashmir that they are facing immense hardships there and have urged GOI and J&K administration to arrange special flights for them.
Bushra Lateef, a medical student, strafed along with hundreds of Kashmiri students in Kyrgyzstan told Rising Kashmir that they are facing immense hardships from the past 3 months as Government has failed to evacuate them, leaving them distressed.
“From the past 3 months, we are struggling here and none among the higher officials in JK administration has responded to our repeated pleas,” She said.
“Hundreds of students from other states are being evacuated under Vande Bharat Mission’ but there is no mention of J&K in the list, which is very unfortunate,” Bushra added.
Another student Badeeyah, a medical student stated that they have finished their annual exams and there next would start in ending September.
“We are presently stranded in the Osh and Bishkek cities from the past 3 months and no one is coming forward to evacuate us from here,” She said.
“Following COVID19, the college hostels were changed into quarantine centers and that compelled most of us to shift in private accommodations. We cannot effort room rents and other charges. It is really becoming difficult for us,” She said.
As per Badeeyah, they tried every helpline numbers and emails issued by J&K administration and GOI but there was no response from the other side.
“It was unfortunate that J&K’s name was not mentioned in the second phase much-hyped ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ and nobody is bothered about the stranded students in Kyrgyzstan,” She said.
Badeeyah also stated that they were compelled to shoot appealing videos that went viral but none among officials responded to us. We are in deep distress and want to return home,” she said.
She also said some of the students are running out of essentials and are in deep distress. Their families are in deep trouble but it seems they have neglected by the authorities, Badeeyah added.
Another stranded JK resident, Farhat Ahmad said despite repeated pleas to GOI and J&K administration to arrange special flights for them things have unchanged on the ground.
“Before lockdown, we had completed our course and were expected to reach home but following the suspension flights they could not fly back,” he said.
As per Ahmad in neighboring countries of Kyrgyzstan including students from Kazakhstan were evacuated a few weeks ago but nobody is listening to our pleas.
Another student Humera Jan told Rising Kashmir that all states and UT’s except J&K were mentioned in phase II of Vande Bharat Mission.
“Administration should pressure GOI to evacuate other remaining inhabitants from the country. We need 02 flights to accommodate 382 students from several districts of J&K,” she said.
Earlier this month, GOI announced, it would begin repatriating Indians stranded around the world in phase II of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ from May 26 to June 06, who are stranded because of Covid-19 crisis.
They distressed students have appealed Lt. Governor led administration and aviation Minister Hardeep Puri to arrange special flight for them so that they can reach to their respective places.