Ukraine crisis: PIL filed in SC seeking direction to Centre for immediate and effective steps for safe return of Indians

The PIL has also sought a direction to ensure essential and emergency supplies like medical facilities, housing and lodging facilities for stranded Indians in Ukraine.

PTIUpdated: Friday, February 25, 2022, 05:27 PM IST
article-image
Photo: Representative Image

Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court by a lawyer seeking a direction to the Centre to take immediate and effective steps for safe return of stranded students and their families from the country under attack.

The PIL, filed by lawyer Vishal Tiwari with the apex court’s registry, said, “over 20,000 Indians are presently in Ukraine including 18,000 students” and the world is watching the developments in Ukraine with Russia military build-up on the borders of that country.

“Issue writ of mandamus…to the Respondent (Centre) to take immediately the effective diplomatic steps and measures for the escalation of the stranded Indian citizens including students and families in Ukraine,” it said.

The PIL has also sought a direction to ensure essential and emergency supplies like medical facilities, housing and lodging facilities for stranded Indians in Ukraine.

It has also sought a direction to the government to ensure that the MBBS degree of Indian students, who have been studying online mode, be recognized.

As per news reports emanating from Kyiv, Russia has pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital on Friday after unleashing air strikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

CBI arrests Mamata Banerjee's aide Anubrata Mondal in cattle smuggling scam

CBI arrests Mamata Banerjee's aide Anubrata Mondal in cattle smuggling scam

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi's: Stop lowering dignity of PM post by talking about 'black magic'

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi's: Stop lowering dignity of PM post by talking about 'black magic'

Mumbai updates: City, suburbs back to no rainfall warning

Mumbai updates: City, suburbs back to no rainfall warning

Mumbai: Vihar lake overflows after downpour across city in last 48 hours

Mumbai: Vihar lake overflows after downpour across city in last 48 hours

Bihar: Mahagathbandhan party brings no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker

Bihar: Mahagathbandhan party brings no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker