Fake admission letter scandal: Canada’s House panel asks border agency to stop deporting Indian students2 min read 08 Jun 2023, 08:53 PM IST
A parliamentary committee of Canada has asked the CBSA to stop the deportation of hundreds of Indian students duped by unscrupulous education consultants in India to enter the country with ‘fraudulent college admission letters’
A parliamentary committee of Canada has asked the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to stop the deportation of hundreds of Indian students duped by unscrupulous education consultants in India to enter the country with "fraudulent college admission letters."
"Those who have taken advantage of people genuinely hoping to study here will face consequences for their actions," he said in a separate tweet, adding that innocent victims would be given every opportunity to have their cases considered fairly.
S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, the government has taken up the issue with Canadian authorities.
"If there were people, who misled them (the students), the culpable parties should be acted upon. It is unfair to punish a student who undertook education in good faith," Jaishankar said
Jaishankar firther said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also made a statement in the House of Commons on the issue.
Meanwhile Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has said, "We are deeply aware of cases of international students facing removal orders over fraudulent college acceptance letters."
"To be clear, our focus is on identifying the culprits, not penalising the victims. Victims of fraud will have an opportunity to demonstrate their situations and present evidence to support their cases," Trudeau said.
"We recognise the immense contributions international students bring to our country and we remain committed to supporting victims of fraud as we evaluate each case," Trudeau added.
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