India Commends Canada’s Humane Approach in Deportation of Indian Students over Fake Admission Offers

The Indian government has expressed appreciation for the compassionate approach adopted by the Canadian government regarding the deportation of Indian students involved in fraudulent “admission offer” letters. This acknowledgment comes amidst reports highlighting India’s positive response to the situation.

India has been taking up the matter with Canadian authorities, in Canada, and in New Delhi. 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also took up with matter with his Canadian counterpart. 

The Indian consulate officials in Toronto have met these protesting students.

Earlier, the Indian students studying in Canada got a breather on Sunday after the Canadian government put the deportation of one of their brethren Lovepreet Singh on hold.

Singh was scheduled to be deported from Canada on Tuesday.

He is among 700 Indian students who face deportation over fake “admission offer” letters.

“The families of the students, who are mostly from Punjab, have blamed education consultants for duping them with fake admission letters,” mentioned the report.

It said most of the 700 students went to Canada between 2017 and 2018. 

It added Singh also left India six years ago.

The report quoting sources said the Canadian government has put a hold on Singh’s deportation, but it is not known how long this relief will last. 

“Singh was informed of the hold on his deportation by phone from the office of the Canadian Immigration Minister,” it said.

It added relief to Singh and also gives some hope to the other students.

“Lovepreet moved to Canada in 2017 after completing his mechanical engineering. He is good in studies. What’s his fault,” the report quoted his mother Sarabjit Kaur, a resident of Punjab’s Rupnagar.

“We want him to stay there. We have invested our life savings on sending Lovepreet abroad,” she said.

Kaur has filed a police complaint against the consultant through which Singh went to Canada.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday gave students the hope that all is not lost, when he said his government was focused on identifying “the culprits, not penalizing the victims.”

“We are deeply aware of cases of international students facing removal orders over fraudulent college acceptance letters,” Trudeau said in Canada.

“Victims of fraud will have an opportunity to demonstrate their situations and present evidence to support their cases,” he added.

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