Education of Ukrainian returnees in Center’s plans, says SC

Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Monday that the central government was considering whether to continue the education of more than 22,500 medical students evacuated from war-torn Ukraine in a massive exercise.

A bench presided over by Chief Justice N. V. Ramana recorded the argument that the government was considering the representation made with regard to the students’ future studies, disposing of two petitions in the matter.

In its submission, Venugopal said that 22,500 students from the country and other nationalities had been brought back and a daunting task had been completed.

The petitioner’s lawyer, Vishal Tiwari, however, asked the court to ensure that the education of the students is not hampered and that they are allowed to continue their studies in the country.

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After questioning Venugopal and recording his observations, the court decided the case.

Besides Tiwari, Fathima Ahana, a student from Odessa National Medical University in Ukraine, had gone to court asking the Union government to evacuate Indian students from Ukraine.

On March 4, the court had asked the central government to heed the anxiety of Indian citizens stuck in war-torn Ukraine, as the government then launched Operation Ganga to bring back students from different universities across the country. ‘Ukraine.

The Foreign Ministry previously said embassy officials in Ukraine and neighboring countries – Poland, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania and Moldova – were working day and night with Russian-speaking officials to facilitate the evacuation of Indian citizens. as part of Operation Ganga, launched on February 26.

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Helen D. Jessen