SRINAGAR: J&K Students Association here on Monday demanded immediate evacuation of Kashmiri students, stranded in Pakistan.
In a statement issued, Spokesperson of Association Nasir Khuehami said the government of India hasn’t uttered a single word till now about the evacuation of the Students from Pakistan.
He said that Students stranded there are facing hardships due to lockdown.
He added that their living conditions continue to deteriorate and they are left there on God’s Mercy.
“The mental anguish that comes with staying in a place far away from home is hard to explain. I don’t know why the Govt of India is hesitant to evacuate these stranded Students. Students are helplessly waiting for some mode of transportation to reach their homes,” said Nasir.
He said that we spoke to many such students and they want to come back but authorities don’t pay any heed to their plea.
“When students approached to the embassy, were unheeded and disallowed constantly. Govt of India must evacuate them and open movement through Wagah Border. They had been told on May 19 to fill forms to be evacuated soon, but that seems to be useless,” he said.
Junaid Rather, General Secretary of Association said that immediate measures and special arrangements should be made for the safe evacuation of Kashmiri students stranded in Pakistan.
“Students are running out of money now, Students are getting frustrated and are anxiously waiting to go home,” he added.
Junaid requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to direct concerned officials of Indian Embassy in Pakistan to act swiftly and provide necessary assistance to J&K students stranded in Pakistan and to initiate their safe evacuation at an earliest.