Residents of Bhagwanpur village near Panchkula, Haryana, are grappling with profound apprehension regarding the safety of their children studying abroad, spurred by the tragic killing of Vivek Saini, a promising Indian student in America. Having accomplished academic excellence and being a college topper in the U.S., Vivek was poised to return to India on January 23 after completing his bachelor’s degree in 2022. However, his plans were abruptly cut short as he fell victim to what is suspected to be a hate crime.
The grieving grandfather, Sandal Singh, has labeled the incident as a hate crime, emphasizing the escalating anxiety among parents in the village regarding the decision to send their children overseas for education. He points to a poignant example of a family reconsidering their initial decision to send their child back to America for employment, a decision altered by the somber experience of attending Vivek’s funeral.
Sandal Singh is particularly troubled by the prevailing violence and gun culture in Western countries. He underscores his concerns by noting the recent murder of another youth from Chandigarh in America. The village Sarpanch, Harcharan Singh, has disclosed that 15 youngsters from Bhagwanpur village are currently abroad for educational and professional pursuits. However, in the aftermath of Saini’s tragic demise, families are now grappling with hesitancy and reservations about sending their children overseas.
The profound impact of this tragic incident is palpable, resonating beyond individual grief to instill a collective sense of fear and caution within the community. The apprehensions expressed by Sandal Singh and the village Sarpanch shed light on the broader challenges faced by families in small communities when contemplating the safety of their loved ones pursuing opportunities in foreign countries. The shadow of Vivek Saini’s untimely death looms large, prompting a reconsideration of the perceived safety and security that studying abroad once held for the youth of Bhagwanpur village.
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