As Russia launches major military operation, 180 Kashmiri students stuck in Ukraine

J&K Rajbhawan initiates process to bring back all students safely, say officials; JK Students Association issues SoS, helpline numbers

By: Sheikh Danish

Srinagar: As Russia announced military operations in Ukraine, 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.

J&K Students’ Association National Spokesperson, Nasir Khuehami told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) 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 Russian Army has launched a massive military operation there.

“My son is studying at Ukraine and I am worried as I have lost contact with him,” said Aijaz Ahmed, a resident of Hyderpora, Srinagar.

He said parents of all the chikdren studying in Ukarine have decided to assemble at press enclave Srinagar to press for the safe return all Kashmiri students.

Officials told KNO that Rajbhawan has started the process to bring back all the students studying at Ukraine on fast track basis.

“We are in touch with Ukraine Embassy officials and will ensure all Kashmiri students are safely brought back,” the official said.

Meanwhile, in view of the uncertainties of the current situation in Ukraine, Kashmiri students who are studying at Ukraine are requested to get in touch ASAP at
[email protected], and on folowing helpline numbers 9149676014, 790634 8764
8825005327, 7006228608—(KNO)

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