Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Apr 19: Aurangabad AIMIM Member of Parliament (MP) Imitiaz Jaleel on Sunday asked State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to allow 600 students of Indian Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) to go back their homes who are stuck in the city due the lockdown in the view of the coronavirus.
Mr Jaleel said that during a review meeting with state home minister Mr Deshmukh and other top brass government officials from Marathwada region at Divisional Commissioner office, he raised the issue, demanding to allow the students to go back their native places. According to the MP, nearly 600 students of IIHM are stranded there. Though their parents have brought letters from their respective Police Commissioners with them to take their children back home, but the state government has not given them its permission, Mr Jaleel said. He also requested Mr Deshmukh to make arrangement for the 20 Pujaris (Priest) who are stuck in the city and wanted to go back to Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh.
"I also asked when 'saints' from Latur were sent to Pune on Saturday night so why the Pujaris from MP are not being allowed," he said. "Since ''Ramzan fast'' is round the corner, I have requested collector, Commissioner of Police and Muncipal Commissioner to hold a meeting so that separate fruit markets could be developed in different areas,'' he added. He also asked local administration that prayers should not be offered at Mosques there in order to control the spread of the disease. He also raised the ''high price'' issue of food grains at FCI godown in the city.
"The Central government has asked states to give food grains to registered NGOs for distribution among poor but I informed the minister on Saturday that I purchased 10 tones of rice from FCI godown through the district collector but the price was higher than the market price," the AIMIM leader, who was also a former Aurangabad Central Constitency MLA, concluded. (UNI)