Indian ImmigraTION

Indian immigration authorities at Chennai airport deport 19 UK citizens including children-UK based organisations demand deportation of illegal Indians overstaying in UK

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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

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