124 people who stranded in Bangladesh due to lockdown finally return to India:
Guwahati, May 28: As many as 124 people from Assam, Manipur and West Bengal who were stranded in Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 lockdown, finally return to India.
The Indian people stuck in Bangladesh in past two months returned to India through the Sutarkandi International Border point in Assam’s Karimganj district on Thursday.
Most of the returnees are students, tourists and pilgrims.
On the other hand, over 80 people from Bangladesh also stuck in India due to lockdown have returned to Bangladesh.
Karimganj District Development Commissioner Ranjit Kumar Laskar said that, due to lockdown many people from both countries were stuck.
“Today, around 124 people from India who were stuck in Bangladesh have returned to India. Following the directive of the Union government, the international border has been opened for two hours for the stranded people. Around 80 people from Bangladesh also returned to their homes,” Ranjit Kumar Laskar said.
On the other hand, the people who were stuck due to lockdown are now very happy for the government’s initiative.
A medical student hailing from Kolkata said that she was stuck in Bangladesh for the last two months due to lockdown.
“I am a medical student and I was stuck in Bangladesh due to lockdown. Now I am very happy that I will reach my home,” the medical student said.
One tourist from Assam said that, he went to Bangladesh as a tourist, but got stuck there due to lockdown.
“I am now very happy. Bangladesh is also well and I had not faced any problem,” the tourist said.
On the other hand, a lady hailing from Sylhet in Bangladesh stuck at Silchar in Assam’s Cachar district with her family due to lockdown said that they are now happy that, they will go to their homes.