Duped Tri Valley University students must be ‘absorbed’ in other US varsities: Krishna

February 12th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Feb 12(ANI): Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has said that the Indian students of California-based Tri-Valley University (TVU).

About 1,500 Indian students of TVU, majority of them from Andhra Pradesh, face deportation after the university was raided and shut down by the US government on charges of selling student visas.

“The student who came in good faith, they should not be victimized. It is necessary they should be absorbed into other universities in the United States and allowed to pursue their studies,” Krishna said.

Earlier, radio tags of two Indian students of the university were removed just ahead of the External Affairs Minister’s arrival in the US.

Krishna had earlier said that the US decision of making some students wear radio collars around their ankles was unacceptable.

The radio collars electronically monitor their movement and ensure that they do not go underground or missing.

“We demand the US government initiate severe action against those officials responsible for this inhuman act. Indian students are not criminals. The radio collars should immediately be removed,” Krishna had said.

“The way some of the students were treated by the authorities is unacceptable,” he added. (ANI)

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