Delhi High Court today allowed an urgent hearing on a petition seeking immediate evacuation of Indian students studying abroad and ensuring the safety of Indian students in Iran in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Social justice lawyer Fozia Rahman, appearing for the petitioner, mentioned the matter for an urgent hearing before the Registrar of the court after which the matter was listed for hearing tomorrow.
The petition was filed by parents of Indian students studying in Iran.
The court had, on March 12, directed the central government to contact Indian students in Iran and give them assurance in wake of coronavirus spread.
The petition has sought to arrange travel for these students through flight, aeroplane, ships, cruise or any other appropriate and feasible mode of transport. It also sought appropriate directions to provide humanitarian assistance to the Indian students in Iran.