New Delhi: Amid lockdown across the country, the Delhi High Court Wednesday sought response from the Ministry of External Affairs on a plea stating that many Indian students are stranded at Kazakhstan’s Almaty airport without food, water, transportation and medical aid for last 2-3 days. Also Read - Pakistan Suspends All Domestic Flights as Coronavirus Cases Jump Over 1,000

Hearing the plea through video conferencing, the Delhi HC directed the MEA to ensure welfare and safety of Indian students stranded in Kazakhstan.

During the hearing of the matter, the HC bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh asked the authorities to provide basic amenities and humanitarian assistance to these students.

The development comes after the court was informed through the plea that several Indian students, who are enrolled for higher studies, including MBBS, at Semey Medical University in Kazakhstan are stranded including at the Almaty Airport without food, water, transportation and medical aid for the past 2-3 days.