Srinagar – The J&K Students’ Association started an online campaign to impress upon the authorities to facilitate return of Kashmiri students stranded in different parts of the country due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
On Saturday evening, members of the association stormed the social media writing to the administration to take steps to ensure that the students reach their homes in Jammu and Kashmir.
They posted messages on their Twitter and Facebook account under the hashtag #BringbackKashmiriStudents which became a top trend for a couple of hours. Through the posts, they conveyed their support and solidarity with the Kashmiri student stuck in college hostels, rented accommodations and quarantine centers.
Speaking to Clarion India, a spokesperson of the association, Nasir Khuehami, said the purpose of the campaign was to build pressure on the government to take steps for the return of the students.
Living conditions of Stranded Students continues to deteriorate.Immediate measures & special arrangements should be made for the safe evacuation of JK Residents stranded outside. They are in mental depression, anxiety and stress. #BringBackJKResidents
— Nasir Khuehami (ناصر کہویہامی) (@NasirKhuehami) April 19, 2020
Hadif Nisar, a member of the association for Hyderabad University, tweeted that their group has been receiving hundreds of distress calls and messages from Kashmiri students every day. “The only plea they make is that they want to go home. We request J&K admin to evacuate all students. They’re all dealing with anxiety and depression.”
Another member, Danish Lone, posted a video of Kashmiri students stuck in Bangladesh showing them pleading the government to help them reach home.