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Punjab CM Channi requests Jaishankar to safely evacuate Indians from Ukarine

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Punjab CM Channi on Friday wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, requesting the Centre to make immediate arrangements for the safe evacuation of Indians, including Punjabis, stuck in Ukraine amid the war.  A dedicated round-the-clock control room to help people stuck in Ukraine is also set up by the state government.

“I would like to bring to your notice that a number of students and other Punjabis are stranded in Ukraine. Their parents and family members are worried about their safety because of the situation which has developed there. They are facing a number of problems like a place to stay, cash crunch, etc.” In his letter to Jaishankar, Punjab CM Channi wrote in his letter to Jaishankar. He has also requested the Centre to make immediate arrangements for their safe return. 

The affected citizens or their family members can call on Helpline number 1100 and others from outside India on +91-172-4111905 for all the information. The state government  said, “In a bid to provide all possible assistance to the distressed families in this hour of crisis, the Punjab government has set up a dedicated 24×7 control room to help people from Punjab stuck in war-hit Ukraine.” The queries on these helpline numbers will be forwarded to the Union Ministry of External Affairs for secure evacuation of people stuck in Ukraine. Punjab Lok Congress president and former Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and AAP’s Bhagwant Mann also requested the Centre to ensure their safe return. AAP’s state unit chief released a WhatsApp number 9877847778  on Friday for Punjabis stranded in Ukraine. 

 

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, former Union minister and SAD leader also requested External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar to make all the necessary steps. Badal also shared a list of 56 students from Punjab who are in Ukraine for college. According to a statement, she also said that there was a likelihood of more Punjabis being stranded in Ukraine, besides people from other states. 

Ludhiana and Jalandhar district administration issued helpline numbers to collect information of citizens stuck in Ukraine. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma also told that a Helpline 80540-02351 has been set up by the Ludhiana district administration to collect information about students and other Indian Citizens so that information could be forwarded to the authorities concerned. He also urged the families members of people stuck in Ukraine to immediately provide their information. “People can visit the DC (Deputy Commissioner’s) office, in Room No. 22, during office hrs, to provide info on their family members.” Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh who is an MLA from Jalandhar tweeted. 

The parents whose children have gone to Ukraine show concerns regarding their safety. A parent from Chandigarh, whose daughter is stuck in Ukraine, said, “We are very worried and our government should evacuate all students and other countrymen who are stranded there”. Many other parents are hoping and praying for the safe return of their children. Many flights are being canceled due to which students are not able to find any way to return.  

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