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BEHIND THE POWER CURVE

Mumbai to Hong Kong: My harrowing experience with Vande Bharat repatriation

A general view of skyline buildings, in Hong Kong
Reuters/Tyrone Siu
A long way home.
By Aaliya Amrin

Co-Founder, By The Gram

The US has imposed restrictions on Vande Bharat Mission, the Indian government’s initiative to repatriate its nationals stranded abroad and use the same flights to send back citizens of other countries stuck in India. As per the Donald Trump administration, the Vande Bharat Mission discriminates against American airlines as it only includes India’s national carrier Air India.

The programme, referred to as the history’s largest peace-time evacuation exercise, has already faced much criticism. Hong Kong citizen Aaliya Amrin shared her experience of travelling back home on a Vande Bharat Mission flight from Mumbai on June 4. From last-minute cancellations to indefinite delays and then dealing with racism in Hong Kong, below is the 26-year-old entrepreneur’s story as told to Quartz reporter Ananya Bhattacharya.

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