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Official Spokesperson's response to media queries on the detention of Indian students in the US

February 01, 2019

In response to media queries on the detention of Indian students in the US, the Official Spokesperson said:

"1. The Government of India, together with our Mission in Washington and our Consulates in the United States are according the highest priority to the situation arising out of the detention of Indian students in the US.

2. As soon as we received the information regarding their detention, our Mission contacted the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security requesting for a list of the detained students along with relevant identity details, the place of their detention, etc. We have placed a formal request for consular access, emphasizing that the request may be taken as very high priority.

3. We have highlighted that a distinction should be made between those involved in recruiting or enrolling students and students who have been duped or defrauded in the process.

4. Our Mission and Posts are ready to render all assistance to Indian students in the U.S. to deal with the emerging situation. We have also involved Indian community organizations in reaching out to the students.

5. We are monitoring the situation closely and have impressed upon the US Government the need to address the situation at the earliest."

New Delhi
February 01, 2019

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