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Assam people stuck in Delhi want to return home

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, May 2 - At least 1,100 people from Assam, mostly working and studying in the national capital region (NCR) have urged the State government to arrange for their transportation back home.

According to Shristi, an NGO that is helping the people, mostly workers in neighbouring Haryana and students and others, they have already submitted a list of 800 people to the Resident Commissioner of the Assam government. A second list of 300 people is being compiled, an office-bearer of the NGO said.

In a formal communication to the Resident Commissioner, the NGO�s president Prabhat Kumar Baruah and general secretary Gaurab Baruah said that a large number of students, workers and other people from Assam are stuck in Delhi and the NCR region.

�We have collected the data of the persons who want to go back home (amid the lockdown) as per the new guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA),� the letter said.

The NGO called for making arrangement for their transportation back home in coordination with the Assam government and the Central ministries.

According to sources, they have suggested that the Assam government should arrange a train from Delhi to Assam so that these stranded people can go back home. Students wanted to go back home because all colleges and universities are shut and online classes are being conducted, sources added.

The Railways has since early this week started special trains in close coordination with the MHA and the state governments. The Assam government has already brought home 300 students from Kota, Rajasthan by road.

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