Delhi High Court Today while hearing petition Video conferencing issued notice to Central Government and passed interim orders directing the Ministry of External Affairs, GOI to appoint a Nodal Officer from the India Embassy in Kazakhstan to ensure welfare, wellbeing and safety of all the Indian Students.
A Writ Petition has been filed by Shehla Saira and others seeking directions for the Students stranded at the Almaty Airport, Kazakhstan without food, water, transportation and medical aid, etc, since last 3 days. These Indian Students has been enrolled for higher Studies, including MBBS at the Semey Medical University in Kazakhstan.
Divisional Bench headed by Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh directed Ministry of External Affairs to appoint the Nodal officer from Indian Embassy in Kazakhistan to expeditiously facilitate, secure and provide the said students with all basic amenities and including humanitarian assistance, in terms of medical care, boarding, lodging and transportation as necessary. It has been also directed to communicate the particulars of the Nodal Officer so appointed including name, telephone number, etc to the Indian Students stranded at the Almaty Airport, Kazakhstan.