Kabul Based Kashmiri Professor Finally Makes it to India

Professor Asif Ahmad

Srinagar: A Kashmiri professor who was stranded at the Kabul airport for days finally was airlifted and as per reports reached New Delhi on Monday.

Professor Asif Ahmad, who teaches Economics at Bakhtar University Kabul confirmed that he along with many other stranded people reached New Delhi from Kabul today.

"My air ticket for New Delhi was scheduled last Monday but got cancelled due to chaos at the airport. I reached New Delhi today,” he said.

He has been teaching there for the last four years. “I came to Kabul last month to conduct the examinations of students and was expecting to return home in the third week of August. Then I along with a colleague and his wife were stuck there. Our families were worried about our safety," he said.

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha last week said that he spoke to MoS Foreign Affairs, V Muraleedharan for immediate evacuation of professors from Kulgam teaching at Bakhtar University in Kabul.

“He has assured the government is committed to bring back every citizen safely as soon as possible. I assure the families of Prof Asif Ahmed and Prof Adil Rasool that they are safe and will be home soon,” LG had said in a tweet.

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