Srinagar Aug 23 (KINS): A Kashmiri professor who was stuck in Kabul Afghanistan for days reached New Delhi on Monday.
Professor Asif Ahmad, who teaches Economics at Bakhtar University Kabul confirmed to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) that he along with many people reached New Delhi from Kabul today.
“My air ticket for New Delhi was scheduled on last Monday but got cancelled due to chaos at the airport. I reached New Delhi today,” he said.
He has been teaching there for the last four years. “I came to Kabul last month to conduct the examinations of students and was expecting to return home in the third week of August. Then me, my colleague and his wife were stuck there. Our families were worried about our safety,” he said.
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha last week said that he spoke to MoS Foreign Affairs, V Muraleedharan for immediate evacuation of professors from Kulgam teaching at Bakhtar University in Kabul.
“He has assured the government is committed to bring back every citizens safely as soon as possible. I assure the families of Prof Asif Ahmed and Prof Adil Rasool that they are safe and will be home soon,” LG had said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Ministry of External Affairs had said India is committed to the safe return of all Indians from Afghanistan. (KINS)