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Many Indian students facing expulsion from Canada!

Logan D Suza

Pressure is mounting on Indian students due to tension over the killing of an exiled Sikh leader in Canada.

Pressure is mounting on Indian students due to tension over the killing of an exiled Sikh leader in Canada. They are not given work permit even after graduation. They are even going to be extradited to the country.

Indian students living in Prince Edward Island have complained that they will go on hunger strike if the local authorities refuse to grant them work permits.

Exiled Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed in Canada in June last year. Then in September, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the country’s parliament that his government had “credible allegations” that Indian agents were involved in Hardeep Singh’s murder. The Indian government did not take the matter lightly. As a result, Canada was forced to withdraw two-thirds of its embassy staff from India last October on the orders of New Delhi.

These incidents have also affected Indian students. Already, the number of Indian students in Canada has dropped by 86 percent in the last one year. Those who are still in Canada are under pressure. Some provinces have introduced new work permit rules for foreign students. It restricts the work permit to postgraduate students only. Besides, this permit is being maintained for students working in construction and health sector.

Angry Indian students are protesting the new steps of the Canadian administration as discriminatory. They are claiming that not only foreign students but also locals will be in trouble in these new laws. Because in that case there will be no people to deliver coffee to the locals. They demanded an immediate increase in work permit limits and a review of recent changes in immigration policy.

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