LS member urges govt to address issues faced by Indian students pursuing courses in China

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Lok Sabha member V Okay Sreekandan on Thursday urged the federal government to take steps to address the problem of Indian students, who’re pursuing courses in China, being stranded in India amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Congress member from Kerala additionally moved a discover for an adjournment movement on the problem in the Lower House. The discover was rejected. Sreekandan informed PTI that he’s planning to meet Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on the problem on Friday.

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According to the member, greater than 24,000 Indian students who’re finding out in China for numerous courses are stranded in India. Out of them, over 3,000 students are from Kerala.

He stated the Chinese authorities should not permitting them to return due to journey restrictions imposed by them and that there’s additionally no readability when China will carry the curbs. Various nations, together with China, have imposed journey restrictions for foreigners in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Students at the moment are attending courses on-line. However, bodily courses are required for MBBS courses however students are being disadvantaged of the chance, Sreekandan stated. He urged the central authorities to take up the problem with the Chinese authorities in order that the stranded students can return to China to pursue their research.

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