Nursing students of Assam at an institute in Warangal district of Telangana

Students from Assam, who are studying pharmacy and para medical courses in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, have appealed to Assam government for help in bringing back then to their home.

According to information available with this correspondent, 183 students of Darrang, Udalguri, Sonitpur and Baksa districts of the State are struck in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and are willing to return back to their homes.

The students said they are stuck in their college hostels.

Apart from facing food shortage, they said they also ran out of cash.

Sunita Daimari, a student of Udalguri district of Assam, said, “I am pursuing nursing course here at St Ann’s School of Nursing in Warangal district of Telangana where there are 96 students of Assam, we are struck here and are desperate to go home. Please allow us to go to Assam. We appeal Assam health 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 Assam government to adopt similar measures like that of the students of Kota of Rajasthan.”

Another Monisha Boro said Assam government have been dear to the students of Kota but why such step-motherly attitude to 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 will 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.”

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com