Several Afghan students currently studying at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are awestruck amidst the crisis back home. Hence, they are unwilling to return to Afghanistan anytime soon. But, their matter of concern is the tenure of their visas which is going to expire by December 2021. So, they seek an extension through academic courses.
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The necessity of visa extension for Afghan Students:
The situation in Afghanistan is expected to turn hostile in future. Thus, most people are trying to flee and don’t want their children to come back home. So, an extension via academic courses such as a PhD course is the best option available.
Here is what the Afghan students said:
One of the students highlighted that arranging a hefty fee seems impossible for now. He said, “Afghanistan has become a war-torn country will unemployment at its peak and people trying to escape.” Thus, paying the high fees levied on foreign students is impossible. Also, the situation for terminal students is becoming difficult. They have to leave the JNU hostel by 23rd September but, the limited financial capacity is making them unsure of their accommodation.
Jalaluddin, a JNU student, requests the administration to understand their problems in such times. He also demanded his visa extension as his visa is going to expire next month. As per terms, a student cannot continue working or studying after visa expiry. Thus, a new permit is mandatory. Also, a student cannot stay beyond the passport’s expiry date.
A press note was released on August 14 by JNU. It mentioned that the Afghan students have requested the administration to facilitate their return. Thus, the varsity is looking into the matter and trying its best to resolve it.