A first-generation learner from Afghanistan currently pursuing masters degree at Anna University is one among the many such people having sleepless nights since news emerged of Taliban taking over Afghanistan.
He is worried about his family back home, and pays great attention to the local news of his country.
"The images of people running madly to an aircraft, without fearing for their lives, speaks volume about the fear and panic in Afghanistan. The images are painful and shameful for the entire humanity," he asserts.
"All my dreams, hopes and aspirations -- everything has just collapsed. I'm clueless about my life. My identity is in danger as I don't know what will happen to my country," the heartbroken young man was quoted as saying in the New Indian Express report.
"I came to India for higher education with the dream of contributing to the development of my country. After completing my MCA this month, I planned to return to Afghanistan and become a teacher to create a better future for the younger generation. But everything changed within days. Now, I don't even know if our children will be allowed to go to school," he added. Notably, he was working as a lecturer in Afghanistan before coming to India on a scholarship two years ago.
Another Afghan student at Anna University stated, "I was working as an employee of the ousted Afghanistan government and was sent to India to enhance my knowledge. I don't know what the Taliban will do with me if I return as I was a part of the government."
Earlier, Senator Narender Singh Khalsa, one of the passengers evacuated by the IAF, was in tears as he landed in New Delhi and broke down when asked about Afghanistan.
"I feel like crying...Everything that was built in the last 20 years is now finished. It's zero now," he stated.