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India urges citizens to stay indoors amid attacks on foreign students in Kyrgyzstan

In response to attacks on foreign students, India has advised its citizens in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors. The advisory came as several Pakistani students were injured in mob violence in their hostel.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 18th 2024 12:37 PM
India urges citizens to stay indoors amid attacks on foreign students in Kyrgyzstan

India urges citizens to stay indoors amid attacks on foreign students in Kyrgyzstan

PTC Web Desk: In response to attacks on foreign students, India has advised its citizens in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors. The advisory came as several Pakistani students were injured in mob violence in their hostel.

"We are in touch with our students. The situation is presently calm but students are advised to stay indoors for the moment and get in touch with the Embassy in case of any issue. Our 24×7 contact number is 0555710041," the Indian Consulate said.


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has also advised students to stay in regular touch with the embassy.

"Monitoring the welfare of Indian students in Bishkek. The situation is reportedly calm now. Strongly advise students to stay in regular touch with the Embassy," the Foreign Minister said.

While some social media posts claimed that three Pakistani students were killed in the attack, the government has stated that no reports of death have been received yet. 

The Pakistan embassy stated that the situation escalated after videos of a fight between Kyrgyz and Egyptian students on May 13 went viral online on Friday.

The mob targeted medical university hostels in Bishkek, where Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi students live.

In a post on X, Pakistan's Kyrgyzstan consulate stated, "So far, a few hostels of medical universities in Bishkek and private residences of international students including Pakistanis have been attacked. The hostels are inhabited by students from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. There have been reports of light injuries to several students from Pakistan."

"Despite social media posts about alleged death and rape of Pakistani students, so far, we have not received any confirmed report." 

- With inputs from agencies

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