The three hearing and speech impaired Kashmiri youths who had been stuck in Mohali since the curfew began were sent back to the Valley on Tuesday with a policeman escorting them, reported Hindustan Times.
A special vehicle was provided to them by the Punjab government for a drop till South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, said the report.
Manager of JK House, Chandigarh, and liaison officer for JK students in the region Dr Inderjot Singh said, “A special vehicle has been provided to them by the Mohali administration that will drop them to Anantnag. Last I heard, they had entered Jammu and Kashmir after being cleared at Lakhanpur.”
A policeman of the Punjab Police is escorting the three Kashmiris to the Valley. The trio will be screened by the local district administration in Kashmir for infection if any, it said.
The trio from South Kashmir had come to Mohali in February to pursue a three-month skill development programme under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana at the Mentor Skills India LLP in Mohali.
“We are thankful to the government of Punjab and JK administration for the immediate evacuation of the three. It is a relief for the families of all the three students,” Hindustan Times quoted Umaisar Gull, brother of one of the students, as having said,
Meanwhile, on Monday, around 550 students of Jammu and Kashmir were sent back from Punjab. “We are evacuating the stranded Jammu and Kashmir residents in a phased manner. Around 6,000 have been sent back from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh. We are also preparing the evacuation of stranded patients and labourers,” Hindustan Times quoted Inderjot Singh as having said.