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Home calling: 250 students, pilgrims stranded in Rajasthan reach Kashmir

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Srinagar, April, 21: Nearly 250 Iran-returned students and pilgrims, who completed their quarantine period in Rajasthan, were airlifted to Kashmir on Tuesday.

 “Kashmiri students and pilgrims who were evacuated from Iran have completed their quarantine in Jaisalmer Rajasthan weeks ago. They have been brought back to Kashmir today,” spokesperson, JK Students Association, Nasir Khuehami said.

 

Khuehami said all the students and pilgrims were tested for the COVID-19. Those who tested negative were allowed to go home.

 “All stranded people were tested for the virus and some have turned positive. Only people with negative reports have been allowed to go. We were around 300 students and pilgrims. More than 50 people from Kargil have been sent home in the afternoon,” said one of the students who returned to Kashmir.

Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said it feels so good to be able to bring good news. “Flights carrying many stranded pilgrims/students (Iran returnees) are about to touch base in Srinagar n they will be headed home after screening. Teams to facilitate transport,” he tweeted.