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Hundreds of Kashmiri students stranded in Ukraine amid conflict

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Hundreds of students are stranded in Ukraine as the government of Jammu and Kashmir has said that they will start the process to bring back these students.

Amid the announcement of Russia that they have started the military operation in Ukraine, news reports said that 180 students from Kashmir valley are stranded as they are studying in different universities and colleges of this country.

Reports said that LG Manoj Sinha has initiated a process to bring back all students safely.

JK Students Association has already issued SoS, helpline numbers for these stranded students.

According to KNO in its news report about the students who are stuck in Ukraine, it said in the report on Thursday as follows.

As Russia announced military operations in Ukraine, at least 180 Kashmiri students are stuck in Ukraine while the Jammu and Kashmir administration has initiated measures to bring back all the students on a 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 in 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 children studying in Ukraine have decided  to assemble at press enclave Srinagar to press for the safe return of all Kashmiri students.

Officials told KNO that Rajbhawan has started the process to bring back all the students studying  at Ukraine on a 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 following helpline numbers 9149676014, 790634 8764

8825005327, 7006228608.

With KNO inputs

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