Over 350 Kashmiri students, 80 Pak nationals allowed to cross over via Attari

New Delhi (NVI): Over 350 Kashmiri students studying in Pakistan and 80 Pakistani nationals including over 50 Hindus, who were stranded in the country during Covid-19 lockdown, were allowed to cross over via Attari Wagah border in Amritsar today.

The Pakistan government had requested the Indian government for the return of these people. The deadline for these people to cross over was set as 5 PM.

A police official posted at the Integrated Check Post (ICP), Attari said that they have received details of 354 students studying in different colleges and universities in Pakistan. The academic session of these Kashmiri students is likely to commence from September 15.

Apart from that, 80 Pakistani nationals who were stranded in different states in India were also allowed to cross over via Attari-Wagah border, he said. These include 21 from Rajasthan, 17 from Maharashtra, 13 from Delhi, 15 from Chhattisgarh, 8 from Madhya Pradesh, 2 from Gujarat, Punjab and UP each. “These 80 people are those who were stranded here during lockdown.” he said.

The police officer informed that total of 434 people are crossing over to Pakistan today. He further said that around 400 Indian nationals stranded in Pakistan were also scheduled to return on September 7 but the date has been changed to September 15.