• Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

Indian Army Rescues Stranded Students of Rajasthan Law College in Banihal during NH 44 Blockade in heavy snow

The Indian Army at Banihal displayed exemplary service and swift action during a road blockade on NH44 near Banihal due to landslide, stone shooting and heavy snow fall, rescuing panicked staff and students from the Law College of Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan).

Heavy snowfall and roadblocks caused due to landslide by inclement weather on 21 February 2024 left many commuters stranded along the treacherous NH44 highway. Among them were 07 university Staff and 74 students who found themselves caught in the storm while traveling and needed shelter for the night.

Recognizing the critical urgency of the situation, Indian Army in Banihal prioritised their evacuation, ensuring their safety and well-being. They provided stranded staff and students with medical assistance, food and warm shelter.

Dr. Kalpesh Nikawat, Principal of the Law College, expressed his gratitude to the Indian Army for their swift and decisive action. He commended their unwavering dedication to serving the nation and its citizens, highlighting their valor and readiness to face any challenge.

Lieutenant Colonel Suneel Bartwal, PRO Defence Jammu stated this in a release.

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