Hyderabad: 16 students deported from US, rescued by Deputy CM

Hyderabad: United States on Sunday again deported 16 students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who had gone their seeking admission in educational institutions despite having valid documents.

According to reports, students were sent back from New York and their ordeal continued despite landing back home as they alleged that they had been kept waiting for around six hours at the international airport in Hyderabad over some ticket issue.

Deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali who was returning to Hyderabad from a visit to Kashmir had to jump to their rescue.

TOI quoted Ali saying “after knowing the parents grievances, the immigration officials informed me that the students had sought admissions to alleged blacklisted universities and hence were deported. Students were made to wait due to some paperwork that went on beyond midnight."

In the past fortnight, over 150 US-bound students have been deported despite possessing valid admission letters and documents.

On January 2, over 20 students, who had returned from the US to Hyderabad, had alleged that they were “ill-treated” at the New York airport by the US authorities.

(With agency inputs)