Omar Abdullah seeks intervention of EAM to assist Kashmiri students stuck in Bangladesh

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S Jaishankar to assist the Kashmiri students stuck in Bangladesh.

“Requesting @DrSJaishankar to kindly intervene with the Government of Bangladesh to assist these Kashmiri students as best possible,” Omar Abdullah said while tweeting a story by Greater Kashmir on the plight of the students stranded in Bangladesh due to lockdown over Covid-19.

Abdullah also appealed to the people to stay home in order to break the chain of COVID-19 spread. “#StayHome #BreakTheChain #StayHomeSaveLives,” he tweeted.

Greater Kashmir had on Thursday reported that the valley students who were stranded at Benaport for two days were sent back to their colleges and universities in Bangladesh from the international passenger terminal Benapole Landport, Jashore.

A group of 70 students including boys and girls had earlier left for Kashmir after their colleges were shut in wake of the COVID-19 spread.

The Government of India ordered for a countrywide lockdown on Monday with curfew at many places to ensure social distancing and home stay. Also, the government suspended all international and domestic flights, besides sealing borders and entry points. The decision was taken to contain the epidemic.