Concerned by increasing cases of students from India being deported back from the US, Telangana’s IT Minister K Taraka Rama Rao has written a letter to Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday seeking her intervention. A large number of students who have been deported so far are from Telangana.
According to TOI, KTR, as the minister is commonly known, wrote "There seems to be lack of clarity on why US authorities are using highhanded methods to deport these students."
He also requested the external ministry to initiate a dialogue with the concerned US government heads to know the "distress caused to Indian citizens because of these deportations."
Deportation despite having valid visas issued by the US consulate caused ''deep emotional and financial anguish'' as we send a maximum share of students and skilled workforce to the US, especially from Hyderabad, he added in his letter.
KTR shot off the letter after his meeting with US Consulate General Michael Mullins on Tuesday, where he thoroughly discussed the student deportation, TOI reported.
He is also learnt to have appealed to the General that the US government should honour the visa's at least, instead of deporting the students immediately after landing in the country.