BringIndiansHome (BIH) Initiative (March-May 2020)

April 9, 2020 Admin 0 Comments

The first project of the SDR, the BringIndiansHome (BIH) Initiative espoused the cause of  distressed Indian citizens stranded in USA due to the closure of Indian Airspace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Through some members, the BringIndiansHome Initiative filed a petition in public interest in the Supreme Court of India to direct the Indian government to assist stranded Indian citizens to return to India, emphasising the right of citizens to travel to their home country. The BIH Initiative also assisted Indian citizens in distress to petition the Indian government and enlist for evacuation flights which were finally organised under the Vande Bharat Mission from April 2020 onwards. 

Team: Vibha Datta Makhija, Kashish Aneja, Aditya Sidhra, Deepali Lugani, Jaikriti Jadeja, Rhea Verma, Praveen Gaur Interns: Udit Sidhra and Shaiyra Khanna


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