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Indian students in Kyrgyzstan advised to “stay indoors” amid mob violence

May 18, 2024 3:38 PM IST

As the mob violence against international students in Bishkek continues, the Indian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan has advised Indian students to stay indoors and get in touch with the Indian embassy.

The Indian embassy in Kyrgyz while sharing its helpline contact number for the students said, “We are in touch with our students. The situation is presently calm but students are advised to stay indoors for the moment and get in touch with the Embassy in case of any issue. Our 24×7 contact number is 0555710041.”

Highlighting that the situation is reportedly calm now, EAM Dr. S Jaishankar on Saturday, emphasised that they are monitoring the welfare of Indian students in Bishkek.

“Monitoring the welfare of Indian students in Bishkek. Situation is reportedly calm now. Strongly advise students to stay in regular touch with the Embassy,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan embassy stated, “There have been a number of incidents of mob violence against foreign students in Bishkek since last evening. According to the Kyrgyz press, the matter boiled over yesterday due to sharing online of videos of a fight between Kyrgyz students and medical students from Egypt on May 13.”

Moreover, a few hospitals of medical universities in Kyrgyz’s capital and private residences of international students have been attacked, the Pakistan embassy said.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif shared a post on X, highlighting that they have directed directed Pakistan’s Ambassador to provide all necessary help and assistance.

(Input from ANI)

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