Watch: Assam students stuck in Sumy share video


Assam parents on Friday appealed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to bring back Indian students stranded from Sumy (a city in northeastern Ukraine) quickly and safely.


About five hundred students, of whom forty to fifty students from Assam are still stranded. As Indian evacuation efforts focus on western Ukraine, Indian students in the eastern and northeastern parts of the country are sending out urgent appeals for help, especially as it is practically possible for students to travel 24 hours to the western part.


The correspondent spoke to the parents of Harshikesh Deka, a medical student stranded in war-torn Ukraine.


A resident of Deccan State Medical University in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district, he told his parents here that he had been taking shelter in a bunker with other Indian students for the past four days.


Their lives are in danger and they are running out of food and other necessities. He said that about 400-500 Indian students are trapped in Sumy and 40-50 of them are from the state.

Two medical students from Goreswar in the newly formed Tamulpur district have also been stranded in Ukraine since Russia launched a military operation. Manoj Kumar Deka of Goreswar Town and Sneha Deka of Baghdova area are both Kharkiv University students stranded in Ukraine.


A total of 58 students from Assam have been expelled so far, the government said. The Assam government has a list of 160 people stranded in Ukraine.


“We urge the Chief Minister and the Prime Minister to bring back the students quickly and safely,” Harshi Kesh’s father Sanjeev Kumar Deka said in a video with his wife Anju.

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