Afghan college students in Karnataka fear over households, visa standing after Taliban take over


“By no means ever take into consideration coming again to Afghanistan if the Taliban proceed to rule, we’ll attempt to escape from this place but when that doesn’t occur, we’ll all the time be with you,” Sayed Qudrat’s mom advised him over the telephone.

The 25-year-old legislation scholar in Mysore is amongst many in Karnataka whose lives have turned the other way up after the Taliban seized energy in Afghanistan. “As we converse, they haven’t harmed anybody in my household however no one is assured that the Taliban or its legislation will deal with residents pretty. Even when my household desires to go away, they don’t have a manner. We request India and different international locations to hitch palms to carry peace in my homeland,” Qadrat mentioned.

Whereas web and connectivity remained in place permitting college students to speak with their households again in Afghanistan, there’s concern that issues might change as soon as the Taliban acquire full management on the native stage.

A bunch of Afghan college students finding out on the College of Mysore met the vice-chancellor of the college G Hemanth Kumar on Tuesday with a plea to take care of the pursuits of Afghan college students through the present disaster.

“I got here right here to pursue my greater training and occasions have unfolded in Afghanistan. My household has moved from Kapisa to Kabul. I’m praying for his or her security. We, the scholar neighborhood, are very a lot involved concerning the scenario,” mentioned Asmatullah Daneshjo, 25, a primary 12 months journalism scholar at Mysore College.

Mysore College VC, G Hemanth Kumar, mentioned he’ll write to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs to assist the scholars.

“The college stands with the scholars and we’ll lengthen all our assist. I’m additionally writing to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs to assist these college students in no matter manner we are able to,” he mentioned.

Riza Mukhtari, 21, who’s finding out for a Bachelor of Enterprise Administration diploma on the Indian Academy Diploma Autonomous Faculty in Bengaluru, mentioned he has received a visa extension for 2 months. Mukhtari mentioned his return to his homeland appeared unsure. He mentioned his household was secure at current. “As of now, my household is secure in Kabul. After I spoke to them on Tuesday they mentioned that civilians haven’t been harmed however the Taliban troopers are looking every home to get rid of individuals who had been towards them,” he mentioned.

In line with the sources within the Karnataka police division, there are 339 Afghanistan nationals who’re legally dwelling in Karnataka. Of them, 202 are residing in Bengaluru. As many as 192 Afghan nationals are on scholar visas.

Afghan nationals whose visas have expired or is about to run out are expressing their concern. There isn’t any official communication from the Foreigners Regional Registration Workplace (FRRO) or Ministry of Exterior Affairs on visa validity, a scholar mentioned.

A supply within the police division mentioned that the visas will be prolonged underneath sure phrases and circumstances however there could also be penalties imposed if a visa expires. Lengthy stays of three to 4 years with no legitimate visa might entice deportation to Afghanistan underneath the prevailing guidelines, mentioned officers dealing with the affairs of foreigners within the state.


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