Lockout: J&K students stuck in MP await homecoming

INDORE/BHOPAL: Large numbers of Kashmiri students stranded in parts due to coronavirus-induced have been waiting for their safe return to native places.

The main leader of Congress recently wrote a letter to the Union Interior Minister Amit Shah , requesting him to make the necessary arrangements for the almost 400 Kashmiri students trapped in Madhya Pradesh.

Singh said that since Jammu and Kashmir are under the central rule, it is the duty of the Center to help people from that region stranded in different parts of the country.

An assistant professor at a private university in, is campaigning for the return of students from Jammu and Kashmir.

In Indore alone, almost 55 students from Jammu and Kashmir have been stranded for more than a month due to the closure, Mir told PTI.

In addition to university students and doctorates, an 80-year-old Kashmir woman is also trapped in Indore, she said.

In his letter, Digvijaya Singh said that 32 students from Jammu and Kashmir are stranded in Bhopal and another 17 in Gwalior.

He said they should be brought back to Jammu and Kashmir and quarantined according to protocol.

So far, 1,485 COVID-19 positive patients have been found in Indore, of whom 68 died during treatment, authorities said.

On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day blockade, which then extended until May 3.