Indian students’ evacuation from Ukraine complete: GoI to SC


New Delhi, March 21 : The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of two writ petitions seeking direction to bring back students from war-hit Ukraine, after Attorney General KK Venugopal said all of them have been brought back home. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana also recorded the AG’s statement that the Centre is looking into students’ representations on continuation of their studies here. Venugopal told the court that the central government has already evacuated 22,500 students and Indian nationals from Ukraine in a mammoth Operation Ganga led by the Prime Minister. The dismissal by the top court came on a day when the mortal remains of Naveen Shekharappa, the only Indian casualty so far in Ukraine, reached his home in Karnataka. Naveen was killed in shelling in Kharkiv on March 1. He also said that the students who returned from Ukraine have represented to the government for making arrangement of continuation of their courses. After noting all the submissions, the Supreme Court closed the two petitions, including one by Fatima Ahana, who was stuck near the Romanian border and wasn’t being allowed to pass through in connection with Ukraine-Russia war. SM ING

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