Fresh batch of dozens still stranded, parents worried
Srinagar, Mar 19: Dozens of students who were stranded at Wagah border since Wednesday were allowed to cross over to this side while as another batch that reached the border were not allowed to proceed.
As per wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), students said that they were allowed by Indian authorities on Wednesday night and have been kept in quarantine which according to officials is necessary for all travelers. These are the students who were studying in various colleges and universities of Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir and are the original residents of this part of Kashmir.
However, students who reached the Wagah border as part of the fresh batch, were not allowed to cross as according to students Indian authorities present at the border told them that there are directions to close the border.
“We spent entire day at Wagah border requesting authorities to allow us as colleges and hostels have been closed in Pakistan but they didn’t allow towards Indian side,” they said as per—KNO.
Students alleged that they and their parents contacted all top officials of Jammu and Kashmir today but there was no positive respond from their side.
“Our hostels have been closed and no body from either sides is helping,” said students, adding that “where will we go now.” Students as well as their parents are worried and are demanding immediate attention of concerned authorities