The Delhi Excessive Courtroom in the present day directed the Ministry of Exterior Affairs to make sure welfare and security of round 300 Indian college students stranded at Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan for the previous 2-Three days with out meals and medical assist on account of coronavirus pandemic.
A bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh, which performed the listening to via video conferencing, requested the authorities to expeditiously present the scholars primary facilities and help with regard to meals, medical care, lodging and transportation.
The listening to was performed via video conferencing. The 2 judges joined from their houses whereas advocate Fozia Rahman, who appeared for the petitioner, and central authorities standing counsel Jasmeet Singh, who represented the MEA, had been at their workplaces.
Ms Rahman knowledgeable the court docket that 300 Indian college students, who’re enrolled for increased research, together with MBBS, at Semey Medical College in Kazakhstan are stranded on the Almaty Airport with out meals, water, transportation and medical assist.
The petition was filed by Sehla Saira, mom of one of many stranded college students.
The court docket issued discover to the Centre via MEA and granted time to file response to the petition.
“Let this bench be apprised of the temporary response/reply on March 28,” the court docket stated in its three-page order,” it stated.
“Within the meantime…in view of the unsettled and tough state of affairs — rising from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic — by which Indian college students discover themselves stranded on the Almaty Airport, Kazakhstan, we discover it incumbent upon us to direct the Ministry of Exterior Affairs, authorities of India, to promptly appoint a nodal officer from the Indian Embassy in Kazakhstan to make sure, inter alia, the welfare, well-being and security of all such Indian college students,” the bench stated.
It additionally directed the nodal officer to expeditiously facilitate, safe and supply these college students will all primary facilities and humanitarian help.
The court docket stated the main points of the nodal officer, together with his identify and phone quantity, be communicated to the Indian college students stranded on the Almaty Airport and be additionally uploaded on web site of Indian Embassy at Kazakhstan and on the web site of MEA instantly.
The court docket listed the matter for additional listening to on March 28.