NC urges EAM to reach out to Indian students to address their concerns in Kyrgyzstan

New Delhi, May 24 (FN Agency) National Conference (NC) on Friday urged the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to engage with the universities and government functionaries in Kyrgyzstan to address the concerns of Indian students facing there in view of incidents of violence.Expressing concern over the escalation of incidents of violence against the foreign students in Kyrgyzstan, NC Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar in a statement said, “Kashmiri students studying are panic stricken and are keeping indoors following the increased incidents of violence”. He said certain hostels housing students from medical universities in Bishkek, as well as private residences accommodating international students have been subjected to such attacks. “Many students have been allegedly killed and many others severely injured. Parents and Kin of students studying in Kyrgyzstan are very worried and are expressing their concerns about the return of their children”, the statement said.

Calling for Swift to reach out to the Indian students studying in the central Asian country, Imran requested the External Affairs Minister to actively engage with the universities and senior government functionaries in Kyrgyzstan to address the concerns of the Indian students. He said the embassy officials should visit the universities and colleges there to take stock of the situation and helpline numbers should be made functional 24×7 where students can continue to reach out to the Embassy for all kinds of assistance, he said. He asked the Government of India to make air connectivity between Bishkek and Delhi operational to repatriate the Indian students in case the situation escalates.