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Kashmiri medical students studying in Bangladesh turned back from Indian border

Indian govt has suspended incoming traffic through all immigration check posts as a precautionary measure against Covid-19’s spread

By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta
  • Published 26.03.20, 2:37 AM
  • Updated 26.03.20, 2:37 AM
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Stranded passengers at the Howrah Railway Station stand in a queue for free food, being distributed by a social organisation, during the complete lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Calcutta, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (PTI)

A group of Kashmiri medical students, studying in Bangladesh, returned to their respective hostels in the neighbouring country after the Indian immigration officials at Benapole-Petrapole border refused to let them in.

The Indian government has suspended incoming traffic through all 107 immigration check posts (ICPs), including the one at Petrapole, as a precautionary measure against Covid-19’s spread.

On their return, the students have been quarantined at two different blocks.