700 Indian students facing deportation from Canada, Punjab Minister seeks Centre's help
Chandigarh, June 7: Punjab NRI Affairs Minister Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal has sought the Centre's intervention in the matter of 700 Indian students, mostly Punjabis, facing deportation cases.
Dhaliwal urged in a letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar that students not be deported and be provided work permits based on their visas. He also asked Home Minister Amit Shah to cooperate with the Punjab government to punish travel agencies that defrauded students.
"I have also sought time to meet EAM so that the whole matter can be brought to the attention of the GOI personally," Dhaliwal said, adding that the law should be strict so that incidents of human trafficking do not happen in future.
Dhaliwal also urged the people of Punjab to check the details of the college and the record of the travel agent who is placing their case before going abroad or sending their children for studies.
Dhaliwal also stated that the case of the two Punjabi youths sentenced to death in Indonesia will resume on June 26 and that it is hoped that both will be acquitted.
On Monday, he added, the Ministry of External Affairs of India shared this information with the Punjab government.