Indian students forced to download banned Chinese apps
23k students' fate in worry
The Indian students studying in China are now fluttering about their fate as it is seen hanging in balance. About 23000 students studying in different Universities in China are forced to download Chinese Apps which are banned in India. It is known that the Indian Government had banned 250 Chinese mobile apps after the standoff with China at the border.
Students pursuing online studies have been badly affected by this forced demand to access apps like WeChat, DingTalk, Superstar, and a video chat app by Tencent which Chinese Universities are now using. They have asked students to arrange access to these apps and study.
It is expected that nearly 20000 students are undergoing Medical courses in different universities. As a provisional solution, students are accessing these apps through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to attend the classes. Indian Students in China (ISC), have raised the issue with both the Chinese and Indian authorities. Many organizations in India are trying to take up the issues with the concerned authorities.
Mr. Manish Kapadia, a member of the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce (SCCCI) said, 'On behalf of Gujarati students I and some others are trying to arrange a meeting with ministers in the central government to discuss the issues of these students. Parents of the students who study in Chinese universities are worrying about the future of their children and requesting the Indian Government to look into the matter for justification.