IIT Madras: German student who took part in CAA protests asked to leave India

December 24, 2019

A post-graduate student of physics at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT Madras), Jacob Lindenthal landed in trouble with the immigration department following his participation in the CAA protests last week. He left for Amsterdam on Monday after the incident.

Chennai officers informed him that his taking part in protests was a violation of visa rules. Lindenthal said, “There were apparently administration issues with my visa. After ruling these out, I was extensively questioned by the immigration officer about my political opinions. Then I was informed about the decision.”

The immigration department asked him either to leave the country by midnight or face deportation. He also said, “I was in Bengaluru this weekend. My coordinator told me today that I should go to the immigration office. I went there and was told that I have to leave the country. This happened at 2 pm today and I had to leave the IIT Madras campus at 3 pm. I have to consult my lawyers and decide my next course of action.” He further said that he just went to accompany his friends to Chepauk and Valluvar Kottam as Section 144 was not imposed but didn’t raise any opinion or opposition against the CAA 2019.

Source: News 18

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