Indian Govt to help students hit by UK visa freeze

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Indian Govt to help students hit by UK visa freeze
New Delhi, Feb 1: The Indian government has said it will try to help students from northern region who were hit by UK visa freeze.

This comes after British High Commission temporarily suspended acceptance of student visa applications from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Jalandhar.

Speaking to reporters, Minister of state for External Affairs, Preneet Kaur said, "I would want to tell the Indian students that they (UK) have said that it will take some time (to resolve the matter) as a lot of applications have been sent. So, be slightly patient."

Kaur said, "We will try to see that the students have some chance to take forward (their visa applications)."

Britain had also warned of tough action against those indulging in illegal way of getting student visas. The decision is expected to be reviewed at the end of Feb.

According to reports, British officials feared that unscrupulous agents are preparing to push thousands of south Asian students into bogus colleges in the UK.

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