Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Students Association on Monday urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to facilitate travel of Kashmiri medical students from the valley to Bangladesh so that they can appear in the MMBS examination scheduled to be held from May 31.
A spokesperson of J&K Students Association on Monday said that association has written a letter to Dr Jaishankar urging him to facilitate travel of over 100 Kashmiri medical students, who are in the valley, to Bangladesh. “Over 100 Kashmiri medical students pursuing studies in Bangladesh are currently stuck in Kashmiri due to pandemic,” he said.
However, he said the students have been informed by their respective colleges and Universities in Bangladesh that examinations will commence from May 31 and are thus required to return immediately.
He said that their exams were postponed on April 3 and the students were told that date sheet will be announced at least 2 weeks after Eid-ul-Fitr. “Due to second deadly wave of COVID-19, hundreds of students returned to India recently and now all of sudden examination has been announced to start from May 31, 2021,” he said.
He said the students have to complete a 14 day mandatory Quarantine in Bangladesh also. “As Bangladesh government has suspended air travels with India, special arrangement should be made so that these students can return to Bangladesh and appear in the examination,” he said.
The spokesperson requested Dr Jaishankar to take immediate steps to resolve the issue on humanitarian grounds and facilitate travel of these students.