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Kyrgyzstan attack: Bangladeshi students want to return home

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Published: 13:49, 19 May 2024

Update: 14:11, 19 May 2024

Kyrgyzstan attack: Bangladeshi students want to return home

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Though the situation in the Kyrgyzstan capital is “under control,” as per the local authorities, panicked Bangladeshi students want to return home for a few weeks.

They want to attend regular classes online for the time being.

“The situation is under control. We are trying to return to Bangladesh, but we do not have a flight schedule. All Bangladeshi students are trying to return home for the time being,” said Bangladeshi medical student Samia Kabir.

She said the university authorities told them that their classes would be conducted online.

Regarding their exams, Samia said that the university authorities will issue a notice soon.

She also said students from other countries are also leaving Kyrgyzstan.

“Even though the situation is under control, we still don’t feel safe here. It would be better if chartered flights can be arranged soon,” Samia said.

Speaking on the subject, Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud said on Sunday (19 May), “We have conveyed our concerns to Kyrgyzstan. Our students also came under attack, but no one was severely injured.”

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Uzbekistan, concurrently accredited to the Kyrgyz Republic, has said the situation in Kyrgyzstan is under control, as per information released by the relevant state authorities.

However, Bangladeshi students have been advised to stay indoor for the moment and get in touch with the embassy for any issue in this regard at the following 24x7 emergency number: +998930009780.

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Uzbekistan is in communication with Bangladeshi students in Kyrgyzstan, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka on Saturday night.

The embassy is also in touch with Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this matter.

“Till now, we have information that Bangladeshis are unhurt,” said a Bangladeshi diplomat stationed in Uzbekistan.