Lok Sabha member V Okay Sreekandan on Thursday urged the federal government to take steps to deal with the difficulty of Indian college students, who’re pursuing programs 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 difficulty within the Decrease Home. The discover was rejected. Sreekandan instructed PTI that he’s planning to satisfy Well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on the difficulty on Friday.
In accordance with the member, greater than 24,000 Indian college students who’re finding out in China for numerous programs are stranded in India. Out of them, over 3,000 college students are from Kerala.
He mentioned the Chinese language authorities will not be permitting them to return as a result of journey restrictions imposed by them and that there’s additionally no readability when China will carry the curbs. Varied international locations, together with China, have imposed journey restrictions for foreigners within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
College students are actually attending lessons on-line. Nevertheless, bodily lessons are required for MBBS programs however college students are being disadvantaged of the chance, Sreekandan mentioned. He urged the central authorities to take up the difficulty with the Chinese language authorities in order that the stranded college students can return to China to pursue their research.