Sunday, April 23, 2006

Plea For Help From Indian Students In Armenia

Reproducing the statement from Nanyaar's blog, Does it concern you??:

To Whomsoever It May Concern

This is to hereby inform that a tragic incidence of an Indian national’s death has taken place on April 20, 2006 at 1:00 pm in Yerevan Armenia .Which to eyewitnesses appears to be due to medical negligence. There were 4 eyewitnesses of Indian nationality and six witnesses of Armenian nationality and three witnesses of Syrian nationality. According to all Indian and Syrian national witnesses, the demised was alive and communicating, requesting help for at least 45 minutes and breathing his last. All the witnesses affirm that the ambulatory service arrived too late to help him in any form whatsoever. Following this unfortunate incident all Indian students demanded clarification for the Rector (equivalent to Vice Chancellor) but were given no satisfactory explanation. Students who were agitated by this act decided to go to Armenian parliament. During the protest march, when all Indians were moving towards the parliament there was no Indian official present from the Indian embassy in Armenia. It is more than 48 hours now as this application is being written and there is no official statement from the Indian embassy in Armenia yet on the sad incidence. We nationals of India studying in Armenia demand from the Indian embassy to give an official statement on the incidence and the results of the investigations which have taken place , who is in charge of the investigations and what are the requests which the embassy has made to the government of the republic to Armenia to avoid occurrence of such incidences in future. We Indian students in Yerevan state medical university, Yerevan, Armenia request the authorities to protect our civil rights as Indian nationals and enlighten us .Being the largest Indian population living on the Armenian land we hope that our pleas would be considered. Oblige us by acting, we all are Son’s and Daughters of India.

Requesting help
All Indian students
Yerevan State Medical University
Yerevan, Armenia
To say the least, I'm very disappointed by the way the Indian Embassy has dealt with this issue. The least they could have done was to back these students. Young boys & girls, living in an alien culture, don't deserve this kind of cold treatment by the official representatives of their own community.

This is my sincere request to all, if you have some contacts in the Indian media, we need to pick this issue up with them. It doesn't look like a big issue from our comfortable lives here in India, but please spare a thought for those kids stuck in that horrible situation. We atleast need to support them if nothing else!

(Anchalia's Death Covered In The Media, Indian Students Protest In Yerevan, Armenia)

1 comment:

Vardui said...

Accept my respects on this matter. This is truly a tragic event, and my heart is with all of you. Please let me know if anything can be done to help out. I'm Armenian and my husband is Indian, and we're sorry to hear that this has taken place. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help.