Kashmiri students studying in Pakistan stranded at Wagah border



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Pakistani Rangers (in Black) and Indian Border Security Force personnel (in Brown) perform the 'flag off' ceremony at the Pakistan-India Wagah Border Post on January 15, 2013. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned Tuesday that there "cannot be business as usual" with neighbouring Pakistan after last week's deadly flare-up along the border in disputed Kashmir. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens of students from this part of Kashmir who are presently studying in Pakistan colleges and universities reached Wagah border on Wednesday afternoon but were not allowed by concerned authorities to enter India.

Students alleged that amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they were asked by their parents to return home and on Wednesday noon they reached to Wagah border but were not allowed by authorities to enter India as according to authorities border has been closed, reported KNO,a  local news wire service.

“At least 30 students including girls have been waiting for help from last 10 hours at Wagah border but nobody is helping us,” the students said.

Students as well as their parents are worried and demanded immediate attention of concerned authorities in this regard. “We are really worried for our children,” a parent said.

Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) posted a tweet seeking attention of Ministry of External Affairs for immediate readdress of stranded students.

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