Plea Filed In Delhi High Court To Allow Ukraine-Returned Medical Students In Indian Colleges

New Delhi: A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court that sought direction to the Centre to facilitate the continuation of studies of Indian medical students who have returned from war-hit Ukraine in domestic colleges, reported news agency PTI.

Pravasi Legal Cell filed the petition, which is likely to be listed for hearing on March 21. The petition sought that the central government should allow such students to complete their education in Indian medical colleges as an emergency and one-time measure.

“There are around 20,000 Indian students who were studying in Ukraine, and in the present situation, there is no end in sight to the miseries of such students making their life uncertain,” said the petition filed via lawyer MP Srivignesh said.

“Issue a direction to the Respondents (Centre and National Medical Commission) to take appropriate steps to enable and facilitate continuance of studies for Indian medical students in the medical colleges in India from the stage from which their studies in Ukraine have been disrupted on account of the war,” read the prayer.

“Right to Life under Article 21 which should mean and include the right to access and continuance to medical education in India by students of India who are forced to leave their medical education abroad due to present scenario,” added the petition.

According to the petitioner that claims to be an organisation working for the welfare of the migrants said that no action has been taken on its representation by the authorities till now, the agency reported.

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