Sayajirao varsity demands help to students facing deportation

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Vadodara, Feb 3 (PTI) The Students Union of MaharajaSayajirao University (SUMSU) here have demanded immediate helpto Indians students, who are facing deportation after beingduped by a University in US.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPAchariperson Sonia Gandhi, SUMSU Vice President Nikita Gavendehas requested the Centre to make all arrangements forextending help to students who are detained there and saidthey were apalled over their radio-tagging.

Gavende said, "we stand by these students and willpressurise Indian government to extend all help to them whoare left in lurch."

Talking to newsmen here today, she asked, "why studentsof this fraud are treated like criminals and no action istaken against those responsible for it?"

She wondered how US could have reacted if suchtreatment was meted out to American students in our country.

Gavande said these students had gone to US with propervisas along with valid documents.

"How can you punish Indian students who went thereafter completing all legal formalities?" she asked .

The SUMSU has demanded strong actions against officialsresponsible for the fraud, she said.

The MSU is a world renowned university with a strengthof about 40,000 which includes students from variouscountries.

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