SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) has issued helpline numbers for Kashmiri students studying in Manipur due to the escalation of violence in the state. The association has shared the following helpline numbers: 9149500623, 6005493904, 6005682883, 6005590847, and 7006028306, which are available for students studying in different universities and colleges in Manipur.
In a satement issued, National Convenor of the Association, Nasir Khuehami said that, they have received distress calls from several Kashmiri students who are stranded in various universities and colleges across the state. It is essential to prioritize their safety and well-being during this critical time. Students who are studying in Manipur, in both professional and non-professional courses, can get in touch with the helpline numbers provided by the association.
Khuehami said that, The Association is coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs officials and the Lieutenant Governor’s office for assistance on a fast track basis. We are also in constant touch with the Manipur Authorities. Necessary measures are being taken on an immediate basis, as the families of the students are deeply concerned and worried about their safety back in Kashmir.
The National Vice President of the Association, Munawar Mehraj, said that they are trying to connect with the universities and colleges where the students are situated to inquire about their safety and well-being. Students are requested to share their details in a prescribed format, including their name, number, family contact, and address, present address, and college/university name, at the aforementioned helpline numbers.
The Association is in touch with the J&K Lieutenant Governor’s office and Manipur authorities to know about the situation in Manipur and help the students find secure places to stay and for their safe return. Students can also reach out at jandkstude[email protected] or 9906299199, as stated by Mehraj.