'Govt must ensure that Kashmiri students are able to contact their families back in Jammu and Kashmir
BHOPAL: Congress leader Arif Masood, has said that the state government must ensure that the students from Jammu and Kashmir, are able to contact their families.
Masood, who represents Bhopal Central constituency in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, met Governor Lalji Tandon, and told him that Kashmiri students were unable to talk to their family members and were worried about their safety.
As communication means are not available, these students many of whom have elderly parents and ailing kin back home, haven't been able to connect to their families, resulting in apprehensions.
'Youths living hundreds of kilometers away from their homes are naturally facing lot of difficulties and also there are financial and health related issues', said Masood, who led the delegation to the Governor.
"I urge you to convey to the Centre about this aspect and it would be a big relief if the students are able to contact their families", he further said. 'After the section 370 was removed, there have been curbs on internet and cell phone, as government anticipated that there could be propaganda.
"However, I request you that on humanitarian grounds, action should be taken and students allowed to talk to families either on phone or other means of communication". A large number of students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir live in Madhya Pradesh, where they study in various colleges and educational institutions.