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SRINAGAR — Amid the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown in India, over 250 Kashmiri students stuck in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh are demanding immediate evacuation, saying they are gripped in fear and panic.

These Kashmiri students are facing immense hardships, have nothing to eat and are out of pocket.

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“We want to go home and request Jammu Kashmir Government to evacuate us from Bhopal. In this, we talked to District Development Commissioner Bhopal who in turn informed Government of India, but till date nothing has been done to give us a respite,” said a student, Muzaffar Hussain.

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There are around 250 Kashmiri students stranded in Bhopal and all are students studying there.

“We don’t know how long will this lockdown continue and we are about to suffer a mental breakdown,” the students said. “Who will not get into panic in such a situation and far from home,” he added.

In a series of tweets, former chief minister Omar Abdullah has expressed concern over the Valley locals stuck in different States. He appealed Jammu Kashmir Government to get the stranded students back to Valley.

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Most of these stranded students in Bhopal hail from central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

When contacted District Development Commissioner Budgam, Tariq Ahmed Ganai said that they will decide about the matter and will try to bring these students back. “Authorities will think about the matter. There are other Kashmiris who are stuck as well in many parts,” he said.

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