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Indian students' body in UK alleges spam attack on its WhatsApp groups

HYDERABAD: The National Indian Students and Alumni Union (UK) has complained that its Whatsapp groups seem to have been under coordinated spam attack. “We have many whatsapp groups that we moderate to ensure students coming to UK from India have a home away from home, even before they’ve landed. We seem to be under attack from a coordinated spam attack,” NISAU said. “Hugely inappropriate messages and graphics are sent multiple times every day by new numbers, clearly designed to intimidate and harass young students. We’ve been reporting these numbers on a daily basis but there seems to be no stopping them. Could you pls help?” NISAU which is based in London said seeking help. NISAU is an apex UK organisation representing students, alumni and young professionals of Indian origin. It is an umbrella organisation for India and India-related student societies in the UK and aims to bring a unified voice of India's diaspora youth, on a single, international platform, promote Indian culture and further the UK-India relationship by fostering a dynamic youth-led leadership ecosystem.

It also collaborates with many governmental and non-governmental organisations, working towards the goal of furthering UK-India relationship through its students and youth. The students union describes itself as a completely apolitical. “Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental core values and as such we respect all religions and faiths and strive towards an even more inclusive society, on all fronts be it religion, gender, sexuality, caste or otherwise orientated. We are not affiliated to any political party in India or in the UK,” it said on its website.