While the government and most people are doing their best to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country, like screening the passengers coming from other countries at airports, some people continue to disregard the advisories and refuse the follow them. In such an incident, some students who arrived from Bangladesh refused to undergo the procedure at Srinagar airport yesterday. The students not only refused quarantine but also destroyed vandalised the Srinagar airport.
Kashmir Police: A few students arrived from Bangladesh at Srinagar airport today. They were to be quarantined as a precautionary measure but they protested, broke windows of Srinagar airport. Police have taken cognizance of the incident. Students were later sent for quarantine.— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2020
According to reports, after more than 160 students arrived at Srinagar airport from Bangladesh on Thursday night, the medical authorities at the airport asked them to cooperate for the quarantine process. But the students refused to go for quarantine and argued with the authorities. After that, the students started commotion at the Srinagar airport. They broke the glass windows and panes, shattered the counters at the arrival area.
The students had said that they have already undergone thermal screening at Kolkata airport, and refused to go for quarantine. At the same time, parents of the students who had come to receive them also started protests outside the airport and started chaos.
After that, the airport authorities and CISF called local police to resolve the issue. The police arrived with a magistrate and requested the students to cooperate, but they didn’t concede and continued with vandalism. After that, the police restrained the students on the directions of the magistrate, and they were sent to designated quarantine centres.
A police official said that some students from Bangladesh reached Srinagar International Airport. According to Budgam District Majistrate’s instructions, theses students were to be kept aside as a precaution in light of novel coronavirus infection, which was opposed by the students. However, all of them were later sent for quarantine.
Police have taken cognizance of the incident, and appropriate action will be taken against students who turned violent.