Indian embassy meets 117 of arrested

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 6, 2019, 1:17 am IST
Updated Feb 6, 2019, 1:17 am IST
129 Indians were administratively arrested on January 31.
According to US Government statistics, 129 Indian nationals had been administratively arrested as on January 31, 2019 in connection with their enrolment at a fake university.
 According to US Government statistics, 129 Indian nationals had been administratively arrested as on January 31, 2019 in connection with their enrolment at a fake university.

Hyderabad: The Indian government is keeping a close watch on the proceedings involving the enrolment of Indian students in a fake university and the charges brought by the US Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency,

According to US Government statistics, 129 Indian nationals had been administratively arrested as on January 31, 2019 in connection with their enrolment at a fake university. The Indian Embassy and consulates have obtained access to 117 of them, visiting 36 different detention sites through the length and breadth of the country. Consular access to the remaining students, estimated at about a dozen, is continuing, including through the 24/7 helpline set up by the Embassy and outreach to the community, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said. In a formal statement, the ministry said, ‘GOI continues to closely monitor and take measures to deal with the detention of Indian students enrolled in a fraudulent university in the US.

 

Assistance is being extended to the Indian students in obtaining legal advice and connecting them to community support services. We (the Ministry through its Indian Embassy and six consulates in the US)  remain in touch with the US authorities, both at the federal and local level, to ensure and satisfy ourselves about humane and dignified treatment of the Indian students and custom-sensitive dietary and living arrangement for them during the period of their detention.’

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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