Coronavirus: Satisfied with the steps taken by Central Government, Delhi HC disposes of plea for evacuation of Indian Students from Iran
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Coronavirus: Satisfied with the steps taken by Central Government, Delhi HC disposes of plea for evacuation of Indian Students from Iran

The Government has informed the Court that 119 students have been evacuated from Iran and have also been tested for the disease.

Aditi Singh

Stating that it was satisfied with the steps taken by the Central Government, the Delhi High Court today disposed of the petition seeking evacuation of Indian students stranded in universities in Iran due to COVID-19 outbreak.

The Petition was preferred by parents of approximately 170 students stranded in Iran.

The Central Government, through Standing Counsel Anurag Ahluwalia, informed a Single Judge Bench of Justice Navin Chawla that 119 students have been evacuated and tested for the disease, and one has tested positive and is presently undergoing treatment.

It was added that more students would be evacuated soon.

As far as the students who could not be contacted were concerned, the Court asked the Petitioner counsel to provide the whereabouts of those Students to the Centre, which would act expeditiously.

The Petitioners had moved the High Court earlier this month asserting that their wards have been stranded in Iran due to suspension of flights in light of coronavirus outbreak.

The High Court had thereafter issued notice to the Centre and sought a status report on the steps taken by it to evacuate Indian students.

On the last date of hearing, the Court had asked the Central Government to contact all stranded India students and to "do a little more" for their evacuation.

Advocates Fozia Rahman, M Qayam Ud Din Sikander A Siddiqui represented the Petitioners.

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