Monday, January 11, 2016

16 Indian students sent back from New York, say 'hassled' at airport

The ordeal of 16 students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who had gone to the US seeking admission in educational institutions there but were sent back from New York, continued despite landing back home as they alleged that they had been kept waiting for around six hours at the international airport here over some ticket issue.

The students, who landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Saturday night, claimed they were stranded for around six hours at the airport due to some issue about the return ticket fares with the airline they travelled in. They also said that some authorities at the airport took longer time for checking their documents.
The parents of these students approached Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali, who had landed at the airport at that time from Srinagar, and sought his intervention in the matter.

"I asked the airline officials and also authorities to first allow the students to leave the airport. I told them they have already faced problems in the US. After I took up the matter, the students were allowed to leave the airport," Mahmood Ali told PTI.
He said that some parents complained to him about the authorities taking a long time in checking the documents of the students.
11/01/16 Daily News & Analysis
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