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Published On: Fri, Apr 24th, 2020

Stranded in Kota, Bihar students launch hunger strike against Nitish Kr.

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kota-studentsKOTA (Rajasthan): The students from Bihar stranded in Kota have intensified their protest demanding Bihar CM Nitish Kumar take cognisance of their hardships and allow them to return home.

Around 18,000 other students have reached their home-states and 1,000 more will leave for Haryana on Friday along with 400 others who will be leaving for Assam. Besides, 1,500 students belonging to various places in Rajasthan will also leave for their places on Friday.

The students” return was facilitated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who had taken up the issue with his counterparts in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana. However, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not allow students to enter their home-state in the wake of lockdown.

These students since Thursday have started a silent protest in their hostels and have made posters showing Bihar government as dumb, deaf and blind. These pictures are going viral on social media. Many of these students have also started a hunger strike.
One student Ryan Arin from Bihar in his tweet, says, “Please help us. We are facing a lot of problems here . Send us back home. @narendramodi @NitishKumar”He has also tagged PM Narednra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
In his poster, he writes to Bihar CM, “Sirf Naam Janata Dal nahin, Kaam Karo Janata ke liye.” Another student Ashish Yadav posted a video on twitter where many students are seen standing on a roof raising slogans, “Nitish kumar, hamein wapas lao, chacha hamein wapas lao.”
Around 11,000 students from Bihar are currently camping in Kota, said Rajasthan government officials. Around 40,000 students from different parts of India were stuck in Rajasthan during lockdown as they were preparing for different entrance exams in coaching centres in Kota.
Apart from 11,000 students from Bihar, there are 3,000 from Jharkhand, 2,500 from Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, 1,800 from Maharashtra and 1,000 students from Odisha are stranded in Kota.

over 12,000 students from Bihar, who are stuck here since the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus was imposed, appealed to Nitish Kumar to call them back on Thursday.They held up placards with the appeal written on those from their respective places while maintaining social distancing.(Bureau Report with agency Inputs ).


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