• Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

Indian Students In Kyrgyzstan Fear Attacks, Seek Evacuation Amid Rising Violence

Indian Students In Kyrgyzstan Fear Attacks, Seek Evacuation Amid Rising ViolenceIndian Students In Kyrgyzstan Fear Attacks, Seek Evacuation Amid Rising Violence

Indian students, including many from the Telugu states, have expressed growing fears for their safety in Kyrgyzstan following escalating violence.

They have sent urgent appeals to the central government and the state governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, requesting immediate evacuation to avoid further danger.

Most of these students are pursuing medical degrees. A female MBBS student from Hyderabad described the tense situation over the phone, stating, “We are under threat. There are rumors about the rape of girl students. We plead with the Indian government to arrange flights and take us back to India. Previously, there were attacks and mugging on the streets, but now it’s at a new level.”

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Another student recounted the unfolding chaos: “Thousands of Indians, mostly Telugus, study here. The violence started between Egyptian students and locals, who attacked each other. Now locals are targeting all foreign students. The police are mute spectators. Pakistani students were mostly attacked. They are targeting hostels and buildings where foreign students are living. We are hearing unconfirmed reports of deaths.”

Indian Students In Kyrgyzstan Fear Attacks, Seek Evacuation Amid Rising Violence

In response to the violence, the Indian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan has advised students to stay indoors. Indian embassy stated that the “situation is presently calm.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s mission reported attacks on several hostels in Bishkek, where students from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan reside.

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The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry has attempted to reassure all parties, stating that law enforcement agencies have taken prompt measures to detain those involved, including both foreign citizens and locals. However, the atmosphere remains tense among the student communities.

As the situation develops, the Indian government is closely monitoring the safety of Indian nationals and considering further steps to ensure their protection. The call for immediate evacuation by students underscores the urgency felt by the students and their families back home.


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