Stranded Indian students at Indo-Bangla Border seek GoI’s help


Guwahati: The scare of Covid 19 2.0 has crossed international borders, on Monday, several stranded Indian students at Tripura-Akhaura Border sought help from the Government of India, as the Government of Bangladesh sealed its entire border because of the Covid 19 pandemic.

As per reports, the Indian medical science students studying at the University of Science and Technology, Chittagong were returning back home after completing their examinations, on the other hand, they had to halt overnight due closure of borders.

Some of the stranded Indian students identified as Abu Taleb Abedin expressing his condition took to Twitter saying, “Need pressing help. Indians stranded at Akhaura Border because of sudden sealing of land ports by Bangladesh Authorities. Please help us we are already on the Road. We don’t have any way to go. @MEAIndia @DrSJaishankar  @PMOIndia @ndtv @republic @himantabiswa.”

Sources also informed that these Indian students were returning back to India after completing their last examinations that ended on April 22. As there was once a holiday on April 23 in Bangladesh, the students did their COVID19 test on April 24.

Then again, the administration of the University of Science and Technology, Chittagong has asked its students to vacate the University campus because of the sudden Covid19 surge.

For the time being, after receiving their COVID 19 reports which turned out to be negative, the students reportedly travelled from Chittagong to Tripura via Akhaura Border on April 25, but, had to halt at the border because of the sealing of land ports in Bangladesh from Monday.

The entire students are in awe, informed sources.

The High Commissioner of both the countries has already been contacted in this regard, though no confirmation has been provided.

Several students took to mirco-blogging site Twitter to express their concerns.

Further details awaited.

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International


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