20 more Assam students evacuated from Ukraine

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Twenty more Assamese students stranded in war-torn Ukraine have arrived in New Delhi, bringing the total number of deportees from the state to 83, officials said here on Friday.

 

The students arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the Hindon Air Force Station in different batches, where they were received by Assam government officials.

 

Six students arrived late Thursday night on three separate flights, while 12 others arrived on Friday morning from an Air Force flight and two others arrived at IGI Airport in the afternoon.

 

All the expelled students have been lodged at New Delhi’s Assam House and Assam Bhavan, where they will stay till arrangements are made for their next trip to the state.

 

The state government has a list of 212 people from Assam stranded in Ukraine, with the highest number of 88 from Kamrup metropolitan district, followed by 17 from Morigaon and 10 from Kamrup.

 

The list includes stranded people whose information the state government has so far received. However, numbers may vary.

 

The Government of Assam is also in constant touch with the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure the safe return of all persons from the State.

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