Tribune News Service
Muktsar, April 1
Six students from Kashmir, who are pursuing BSc Nursing in a private college on Kotkapura Road here, have been stuck in their hostel for the past 10 days due to the curfew.
Speaking over phone on Wednesday, Shakir Sheikh, a student, said, “We are just six students left in the hostel. The mess is closed and there is no eating joint open near the college. We had purchased some eatables from the market a few days ago, but these too are about to end. Nobody has come to us to provide any help. Once, we had gone to the Deputy Commissioner’s office to get permission to go back to Srinagar, but nobody entertained our request. We just want to go back. Please somebody help us.”
Meanwhile, these students even approached the Chief Minister’s office through Twitter and tweeted their photograph. They tweeted, “@CMOPb Sir, we are Kashmiri students studying in Adesh College of Nursing, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab. We are suffering a lot and we can’t buy anything to eat. Mess is also closed. We want to go home, but there is no transport facility available for us. We are requesting you please help us.”
Meanwhile, Mohsin Shahzad, a resident of Bihar, tweeted to the Chief Minister, “What arrangement Sir. We are here at village Lambi, Malout sub-division, district Sri Muktsar Sahib and we have no arrangement of ration or any kind of food and ‘112’ telephone facility don’t respond. Plz help us.”
Further, Rajan Kapur tweeted, “Sir, my posting is in Navodaya, Muktsar, Punjab. My wife is in Delhi with two kids. One daughter of 6 years and one newborn 1 month old baby boy. I need to come to Delhi as they need me. I was in self quarantine in JNV campus from 9th March. Plz issue some doc to travel.”
Raj Kumar tweeted, “@capt_amarinder medicine availability in rural Muktsar is zero. Poor village patients have no medicine supply. Muktsar DC very competent officer but zero for rural area. Please look into the matter.”
However, the district administration has appealed to the public to apply for curfew passes online. “The number of complaints has been going down every day. For instance, we got 400 complaints through our helpline numbers on Tuesday, which reduced to 250 on Wednesday,” said PS Dhanju, incharge, curfew control room, Muktsar.
Seek Chief Minister's help to return home
@CMOPb Sir, we are Kashmiri students studying in Adesh College of Nursing, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab. We are suffering a lot and we can't buy anything to eat. Mess is also closed. We want to go home, but there is no transport facility available for us. We are requesting you please help us. — Tweet by students
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