Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmiri students in Ukraine seek help amid Russian attacks, JK Admin says ‘in touch with embassy’
Srinagar: As Russia attacks Ukraine, with reports of troops crossing the border to the north and south, explosions in multiple cities including the capital Kyiv and warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin of bloodshed unless Ukrainian forces lay down their arms, at least 180 Kashmiri students are stuck in Ukraine while as Jammu and Kashmir administration has initiated measures to bring back all the students on war footing basis.
JK Students’ Association National Spokesperson, Nasir Khuehami in a statement issued to Free Press Kashmir said that 180 to 200 Kashmiri students studying in Ukraine in Colleges, Universities under professional and non—professional courses, are stuck there at a time when the Russian army has launched massive military attacks there.
Nasir added that in view of the escalating tensions, helpline numbers have been issued by the association for Kashmiri students in Ukraine.
The association can also be reached at JandKStudentsassociation1111@gmail.com, and on the following helpline numbers 9149676014, 790634 8764, 8825005327, 7006228608.
“My son is studying in Ukraine and I am worried as I have lost contact with him,” said Aijaz Ahmed, a resident of Hyderpora, Srinagar.
The families of the students studying in Ukraine have decided to assemble at press enclave Srinagar to press for the safe return all Kashmiri students.
Officials said that the JK administration has started the process to bring back all the students studying in Ukraine on a fast track basis.
“We are in touch with Ukraine Embassy officials and will ensure all Kashmiri students are safely brought back,” the official said. (KNO)
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