SRINAGAR: Stuck at Amritsar for a month, two former Chief Ministers are seeking the facilitation of the group of Kashmiri girl students from Punjab. They have already completed their quarantine and are merely stranded.
These students, mostly girls are enrolled in various professional colleges in Pakistan. Though they had a day-long delay in crossing the border – it also created major news, they were immediately quarantined for the mandatory 14 days. They spent a fortnight at the drug rehabilitation centre. That was on March 20.
A senior civil administration officer told Kashmir Life last week that they had made the arrangements for driving the group of students home but it was not permitted at the last moment owing to the lockdown.
J&K has a 9 seater Beechcraft aircraft that isn’t doing much these days. Why can’t this plane make two sorties to Amritsar to fly these girls back home? The whole exercise will be completed in a matter of a few hours with support from @capt_amarinder Sahib. https://t.co/MS7cMvtpNa
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 13, 2020
Now the two former Chief Minister took to twitter to make a demand for their early home return. It was actually Mehbooba Mufti’s tweet – her twitter handle is being managed by her daughter, that Omar re-tweeted saying they can be easily flown home.