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Kyrgyz violence: Rescued Indians feel stranded

By Samyuktha

New Delhi, Jun 15: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed that all the Indian nationals stranded in the violence-hit regions of Southern Kyrgyzstan have been shifted to the capital, Bishkek.

“All the Indian nationals stranded in the southern Kyrgyz towns of Osh and Jalal-Abad were safely evacuated last night by air to Bishkek. They are expected to return to India over the next few days. Flights out of Bishkek are operating normally," the MEA said in a statement on Tuesday, Jun 15.

The Indian citizens were airlifted out of the regions hit by ethnic violence. MEA said that the Embassy of India in Bishkek arrange for the rescue with the cooperation and support of the Kyrgyz authorities.

However, all is not well with the rescue operations as media reports have unearthed the ground realities. Several TV news channels reported that the Indian are 'stranded' in Bishkek.

Students who were evacuated from Osh and Jalalabad to Bishkek told the media that no arrangements have been made for them and they have been left to fend for themselves.

Several questions have been raised over the plight of the Indian students. Now, the relatives of the students back home can only hope that the Indian government will facilitate their travel to India.

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