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CHENNAI:Indian Immigration authorities at Chennai airport deported 19 UK citizens who arrived here on Monday to take part in a charity at a children's home.The UK citizens -- 16 students and three staff members from Poynton High School in Manchester in the UK -- were told that they could not enter the country using the visa they were holding because they were going to work in an Christian NGO in Chennai.The children landed in Chennai carrying crates of materials to be distributed to children's homes supported by an NGO, India Direct.The students had to wait 11hours before they could board a return flight. The teacher who accompanied the children were grilled for two and half hours by the immigration officials..Tis decision was taken by highest level at the Federal Government.UNHRC is believed to be in touch to nasses the situation
ARBIL (Iraq): The jihadists may have been ousted from their Iraqi hometown of Mosul but many Christians like Haitham Behnam refuse to go back and trade in the stability of their new lives.
"There's no security, no protection for Christians back there," said the former resident of the largest city in northern Iraq.
"It's better for us to stay here and keep our mouths shut," said the man in his 40s who resettled in the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Arbil in 2014 after the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group seized control of Mosul.
"They came to see us in our shops. They told us: 'We have nothing against you. If we're bothering you, tell us.' A week later, it was 'Christians out!'" recalled Behnam, who used to deal in ready-to-wear clothing.
Under the brutal rule of IS, Mosul's Christian community of around 35,000 was handed an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a special tax imposed on non-Muslims, or risk being executed unless they leave town.