Indians stranded in Cambodia seek evacuation

at 10:59 pm

New Delhi (NVI): A group of Indian nationals in Cambodia has appealed for early evacuation, saying they were facing problems there amid coronavirus pandemic.

In a video message, three persons from the Sikh community are seen narrating the problems they are facing in Cambodia.

They say that they are being forced out of hotels and they do not have any shelter. They are also seen saying that they do not have any money to spend.

“We are about 200-250 Indians stuck in different cities here. We have no shelter and this government is not allowing us to stay in hotels as well. Our lives are in danger here, so we are asking for help from the Indian government,” says one of the members in the video.

The video has been shared by Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who has requested External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help these people.

“We request @DrSJaishankar Ji to help these Indians stuck in Cambodia If these Indians can’t be brought back, they should be given financial aid and supportive arrangements in Cambodia for the time being Urging @indembcam to address their concerns ASAP,” he tweeted.

In his tweet, the former Delhi MLA has also urged the Indian Embassy in Cambodia to address the concerns of stranded nationals.

Sirsa’s tweet came on a day when India airlifted 31 of its nationals from Afghanistan. The evacuees airlifted from Kabul were immediately transferred to ITPB Quarantine Facility at Chhawla on the outskirts of Delhi.

The Indian Government has been making every possible effort to evacuate its nationals stuck in foreign countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. So far, Indians have been evacuated from some of the worst-hit COVID-19 countries such as Iran, China, and Italy.