Afghan students demonstrate outside the Indian embassy in Kabul against the delay in obtaining electronic visas

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After the entry of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, Afghan students enrolled in Indian institutes are still waiting for the issuance of visas to continue their studies. The students protested outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul and demanded the Indian government to issue electronic visas at the earliest.

The students called on the Indian government to issue e-visas to students keeping their education in mind (Picture: India Today)

Hundreds of Afghan students staged a protest outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday and demanded the Indian government to issue them electronic visas to enable them to continue their studies.

With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Afghan students enrolled in Indian universities are still waiting for visas to be issued to return to India. More than 2,500 students from different parts of Afghanistan are unable to take offline courses in Indian colleges and universities.

The students urged the Indian government to expedite the issuance of visas to students who are in Afghanistan. Taliban fighters entered the capital Kabul on August 15, 2021 and the Afghan government collapsed.

Protesting outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul, the students called on the Indian government to issue electronic visas to students with their education in mind.

STUDENTS WAIT FOR VISAS

Obaidullah Nasi, a doctoral student from Jammia Millia, told India Today: “The world is aware of the situation in Afghanistan and visas are an issue. India canceled the visas of Afghan students.

“When the announcement of e-visa was made, we had asked for the same seven months, but we have not yet received a response. Our university is taking courses offline, but we cannot come to India and take classes,” he said. added.

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