Srinagar, March 24: In wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, the students from Kashmir stranded in Bangladesh and Pakistan demanded immediate evacuation.
According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the colleges and universities in Bangladesh and Pakistan have been shut and all the students have been asked to go home and they want to return home too due to fear and apprehension, the students said.
A student stuck in Bangladesh told KNO over phone that their tickets from kolkata to Delhi were also confirmed but still authorities are not allowing them to move ahead.
Around a group of 70 Kashmiri students are stuck here from last 12 hours at Benapole border and there is nothing to drink or eat, but nobody cares.
“We cannot go back now to Bangladesh as we have already reached the Kolkata border,” he said.
Students stranded in Bangladesh and Pakistan have appealed to External Affairs Minister to intervene so that they can go home. They have also urged Jammu and Kashmir administration to intervene into the matter and ensure their safe return.
Meanwhile, officials in Jammu and Kashmir stated that all the borders have been sealed in view of Coronavirus outbreak and it is very difficult to help those stranded at the moment