COVID-19: Kashmiri students in Bangalore in misery as domestic flights grounded

Srinagar: Around 45 students from various parts of Kashmir valley are facing travel misery in Karnataka as authorities announced suspension of all domestic air traffic amid growing scare of COVID-19.

A Group of Students told over phone that they are unlikely to make home even as their air tickets were confirmed for 27 March.

The students said that airport authorities are refusing to reschedule their flight dates as well as cancellation of tickets.

Saika, an IT student, told, “where can we go at this space of time, we are in fear, disturbed, mentally ill here since last couple of weeks after rapid growth of COVID-19.”

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The suspension of air traffic, she says, has turned to be “devastating and no one is listening our sufferings.”

Nazir, a student from Kashmir’s Kupwara district, told over phone he along with other students booked tickets week ago by paying around Rs 12 thousand/ ticket “only with a hope to die along with our families amid rapid scare of coronavirus.”

“We don’t have many options left. Railways and bus transport services have been already suspended by authorities and now we lost the only hope of reaching our home where our parents are waiting,” he said and urged authorities in Bangalore as well as in Jammu and Kashmir to “help them out”

“Please pay heed to our sufferings and take measures so that we can reach home,” they said. (GNS)

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