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KARGIL — Over 50 pilgrims from Kargil who had been quarantined in Iran returned back to Kargil through a special flight on Tuesday morning.

Scores of pilgrims from Kargil are stranded in Iran-the country that has been badly hit due to Coronavirus.

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A couple of persons from Kargil have died in Iran due to COVID-19 while others were asked to stay put in the country and had been quarantined.

Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Baseer-ul-Haq Chowdary said that 57 pilgrims and students returned from Iran post quarantine. They landed in special flight from Hindon city of Iran. Chowdary added that Kargil administration is actively pursuing the return of next batch.

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Scores of people from Kargil, Leh and Kashmir are stranded in different parts of Iran and India. In Jaisalmer Rajasthan, there are Kashmiri students who have completed their quarantine period but are unable to land in Kashmir due to suspension of air and surface transport.

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