Kashmiri student passes away in Iran: JKSA writes to EAM, LG to facilitate repatriation

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association has written to External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, urging them to facilitate the return of the mortal remains of a Kashmiri student who was pursuing MBBS in Iran.
In a statement, the National Spokesperson of the Association, Aadil Bhat, said that Mohammad Arsalan Kanjawal, a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) student enrolled at a Medical University in Iran, passed away due to a suspected cardiac arrest. The deceased was in the fourth year of his medical degree.
Bhat stated that the family needs assistance in bringing the young student’s mortal remains back. He urged the Ministry of External Affairs and the Lieutenant Governor-led administration to facilitate the repatriation of the deceased student’s remains.
He requested the External Affairs Ministry to take immediate steps with the Ministry to help bring the body of the deceased back home from Iran for the last rites at his ancestral village.
Meanwhile, the National General Secretary of the Association, Umar Jamal, said that the Association has taken up the matter with Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for the early repatriation of the mortal remains to bring some solace to the bereaved family. Expressing hope, he said that they have been assured that the mortal remains will be brought back anytime in the next two days.
We have also received Communication from India Embassy in Iran. They have informed us that the Embassy received a communication from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Steps are being taken to expedite the repatriation of the deceased’s body from Iran, & local procedures are in progress, he added while quoting secretary Consular Of Embassy Harendra Singh.

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