Indian Embassy says situation normal in Bishkek, urge students and families not to give heed to rumours

Bishkek: Around 17,000 Indian students presently studying in various universities in Kyrgyzstan

BY | Thursday, 23 May, 2024

The Indian Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has assured on Wednesday that the situation in Bishkek is normal and that “No untoward incident has been reported in Bishkek during the past few days.” The Mission had on 18th May advised students to stay indoors following reports of attacks against students particularly from India, Pakistan and Bangadesh.

The Embassy said that it had been “concerned”, however, the situation is “back to normal” but as a measure of precaution, the classes are being conducted in an online mode. Therefore, it appealed to students and their families not to pay attending to rumours “being spread by some mischievous elements”.

It informed that there are presently around 17,000 Indian students in the Kyrgyz Republic studying in medical and other universities and the Mission is working actively with the universities and senior government functionaries to address the concerns.

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It informed that the Ambassador visited the Jalal-Abad State University on 18 May 2024 and the International Higher School of Medicine in Bishkek on 22nd May and interacted with the Indian students there. Embassy officials visited the International Medical University and the Eurasian Medical University on 21 May and to the Royal Metropolitan University and to the Avicenna University on 22 May to continue this interaction with the students and to address their concerns.

Informing that there are no restrictions on the movement of transport or people, the Embassy further advised students to contact their respective universities about the formalities required for the completion of their exams as the academic year is coming to a close. “In case any assistance is needed, the students are requested to contact the Embassy of India in Bishkek”, the Embassy said.

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