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Afghan students remain stranded in Rajasthan

21 May 2020 - 04:42
21 May 2020 - 04:42

KABUL (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Afghan students of a private university in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan are still waiting to return home, a news report says.

“These students are still stranded in India due to the lockdown imposed in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak and a subsequent financial crunch,” The Hindustan Times reported.

Many of them could not board the special flights being organised by the government in Kabul to bring home its citizens from India.

The Afghan embassy in New Delhi offers information regarding these paid flights. The next flights out of the Indian capital are scheduled for May 21 and 23.

A Kabul resident, Saeedullah is BA student of English Literature at Kota’s Career Point University. He is among the Afghan students trying to return home, according to the daily.

“We approached the district administration of Kota for facilitating our return to Afghanistan. But we cannot travel to Delhi (to board flights for Afghanistan) on train. We were told to go to Delhi through car or taxi.” he said.

Due to the high taxi fares, which most Afghan students cannot afford, and closure of banks in Afghanistan, theyhave no option to stay in India.

PAN Monitor/mud

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