KCCI Urges Govt To Evacuate Kashmiris Stranded Abroad

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Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday urged government to evacuate hundreds of Kashmiris stranded in various foreign countries due to coronavirus lockdown.

In a statement issued here, a spokesperson said that KCCI has been receiving distress messages from stranded members of the business community and even students from various places especially Dubai, Mascat and Kyrgyzstan. The students from Kyrgyzstan have also forwarded a list of 381 persons along with all details who are waiting to be shifted to Srinagar.

In view of the difficult financial conditions of the stranded persons in foreign lands, the spokesperson urged the government to consider these sectors as priority sectors on humanitarian grounds.

The KCCI also appreciated the organized and efficient arrangements made by the administration at Srinagar Airport after the resumption of flights.

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