German Student at IIT-M asked to Leave India for Protesting against CAA

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German Student at IIT-M asked to Leave India for Protesting against CAA

G Plus News | December 24, 2019 12:35 hrs

GUWAHATI: A 24-year-old German student, Jakob Lindenthal who was taking part in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act was allegedly asked to leave India.

According to reports, the Immigration department asked him to leave India as he had violated his visa rules by taking part in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Jakob Lindenthal was an exchange student from Germany who was to complete his second semester with the Physics department in IIT Madras.



"Jakob was called by his co-ordinator at IIT and he was told that there was an issue with his residence permit and he had to go to the immigration department. Later, he told us that an officer spoke to him about the permit and then casually asked what his opinion was on the anti-CAA protest. When Jakob made his opposition clear, the officer told him that he disagreed. Jakob was asked to wait outside. He was called back and told to leave India immediately," a friend of his told The News Minute on the condition of anonymity.

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