SOS from Delhi: Stranded Kashmiri Girls Appeal For Evacuation


Srinagar: A video is going viral on the internet where a bunch of Kashmiri girls are seeking J&K government’s support for immediate evacuation.

As per the video, these Kashmiri girls are stuck in Hauz Khas, Delhi in a hostel, where they have not been treated well.

The owner of their hostel, they said, is harassing them to pay rents during lockdown.

“Even when the government has announced not to take rent from tenants right now, still these people are demanding money from us,” a masked Kashmiri girl said in the video.

The stranded girls said they aren’t getting sufficient food to feed themselves.

They can be seen pleading to the J&K government to rescue them as soon as possible.

“A few days back, some girls over here fell sick,” another masked Kashmiri girl said. “We tried calling the healthcare helpline number, but they didn’t come to our rescue.”

In fact, they said, their recent call for help went unanswered.

“There is no one for us here,” the Kashmiri girl said. “We are helpless. We want to go home. We are suffering from mental agony here.”

These girls accused the J&K government of being insensitive towards their plight.

“If other state governments can evacuate their people, why can’t J&K administration do the same? How could they be so indifferent towards women?”

This is not the first video which has gone viral over the internet.

Hundreds of Kashmiri students and workers stranded in various parts of India are using social media to tell their agonies to the government and authorities. They plead for the immediate evacuation from their respective places.

“Almost all the district administrations have been very prompt and responsive in their actions and are making sure that all the issues are resolved on the war front,” the official spokesman said earlier.

An SOS from Bhopal

Over 250 Kashmiri students stuck in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh are demanding immediate evacuation, saying they are gripped in fear and panic.

“We want to go home and request Jammu Kashmir Government to evacuate us from Bhopal. “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.

“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.

Most of these stranded students in Bhopal are hailing 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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