Lockdown: Assam students in Andhra, Telangana yearn to return home
Thousands of migrant workers and students of Assam are struck in various parts of nation. A batch of students
TANGLA: Thousands of migrant workers and students of Assam are struck in various parts of nation. A batch of students from Assam who are studying pharmacy and paramedical courses in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, have appealed to the Assam Government for help so that they can return home.
According to information, 183 students of Darrang, Udalguri ,Sonitpur and Baksa districts are struck in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and want to return back home. The students said that they were stuck in their college hostels. Apart from facing food shortage, they have also run out of cash.
Sunita Daimari a student of Udalguri district, said, "I am pursuing nursing course at St. Ann's School of Nursing in Warangal district of Telangana where there are 96 students from Assam. We are struck here and are desperate to go home. Please allow us to go to Assam. We appeal to Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to help us by facilitating our travel and we are ready to pay for our travel expenses."
Another student , Rwmwi Daimari said, "We have been informed by various sources that the Central Government is mulling to take us back home via special trains but we have not received any official communication yet. So we request the Assam Government to adopt similar measures like that of the students of Kota of Rajasthan."
Another student, Monisha Boro said, "The Assam Government had shown concern for the students of Kota but why such step-motherly attitude towards others?"
The Ministry of Home Affairs had also issued an order allowing 'the movement of migrant workers, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places by special trains'. The order said the Ministry of Railways would designate nodal officers to coordinate with States and UTs for the movement of these trains. "The Ministry of Railways will issue detailed guidelines for sale of tickets and for social distancing and other safety measures to be observed at train stations, train platforms and within the trains."