Indian Spokesman Correspondent
AUCKLAND: Facing deportation in New Zealand on the charges of supplying forged documents to the immigration to procure visa, 150 Indian students are making every possible effort to make their voice heard by the government authorities.
Apart from holding a massive protest during the Diwali function celebrations where Prime Minister John Key was the chief guest, the victim students have launched a signature campaign, and have managed to procure 1100 signatures, so far, on the petition that pleads that the students should be allowed to complete their study and avail job-search-visa before sending them back to India.
Migrant Workers Association MWA Spokesperson, Anu Kaloti, who is providing all the necessary support to the Indian students to get justice, said that the unscrupulous Indian agents, who prepared forged documents without much knowledge to the students, deserve the onus of blame.
Anu Kaloti further said that after-all students had arrived in New Zealand following their cases individually examined and cleared by the Immigration. She urged the New Zealand government to take a humanistic viewpoint of the victim students ironies. She demanded that the students should be allowed to complete their studies and avail the procedural job search visa before sending them back to India. She said that the visa rejection stamp at their passport would spoil their career for ever.
She expressed concern that the Indian MPs in the John Key government including Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi and Dr Parmjeet Parmar, whom the victim students approached for help, had refused to voice their concern.
However, the victim students have got the support of certain labour party and Green Party leaders including MPs. They are also getting sympathetic support from the public, and a petition signed by public in their favour, would be submitted to the government to plead for justice.