Srinagar, March 28: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Er Nazir Ahmad Yatoo has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to evacuate Jammu and Kashmir students stranded in Bangladesh.
In a statement issued to Fast Kashmir here, Yatoo urged the government of India to take urgent measures in order to ensure immediate evacuation of Kashmiri students who are stranded in Bangladesh.
Er Nazir Ahmad Yatoo said that the parents of several of these students had approached him, demanding their children’s evacuation from Bangladesh.
“Their parents had called on me. I appealed to the Prime Minister to order the immediate evacuation of these students and also asked the Indian embassy to get in touch with these students so that they are consoled and give them the hope that they will be evacuated,” he said.
“Under the prevailing circumstances due to novel coronavirus these students are the worst-hit because they are not allowed to move from their accommodations to meet the basic needs,” Er Nazir Yatoo said.
Yatoo added, almost 70 Kashmiri students were left stranded on Tuesday at Bangladesh’s border with India (International Passenger Terminal Benapole Landport, Jashore), hoping the authorities would evacuate them, but they were left at a crossroads as they were not being allowed to enter the Indian side, given the closure of all borders by Government of India.
Senior PDP leader, Yatoo said it is the responsibility of our central government to take up the issue with respective country to make immediate steps to identify such students and render them all possible help for evacuation.
Yatoo also said that necessary measures should also be taken to evacuate stranded students from Iran and other foreign countries.
Yatoo said that it is the legitimate duty of the government to to the rescue of its citizens in these testing times.