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Deportation order on a Nepal student suspended

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 21:00

New Delhi: In the wake of a raging controversy
over the action against a Nepal student, the Maharashtra
government has suspended the deportation order against Neetu
Singh, paving the way for her return to Pune.

Neetu, a student of Film and Television Institute of India,
Pune, has been allowed to return to India under a set of
conditions that will help her complete her studies, highly
placed sources said here.

The conditions includes a complete ban on talking to
media, stay within the campus and bar on approaching any local

She can go out only with permission from authorities and
asked not to engage in anti-national activities, the sources
said adding the FTII Director will be held responsible
personally for violation of any of these conditions.

Neetu`s deportation, allegedly for "anti-India activities"
over a month ago had attracted criticism from political
parties and women`s organisations who demanded that the Centre
should intervene and get the deportation revoked.

There were reports that Neetu was deported allegedly under
the influence of her estranged husband Amreesh Singh, a Nepal
politician who reportedly had some influence with the Central

Following the controversy, the Home Ministry sought a
report from the Maharashtra government as the Pune Police
apparently had "exceeded" their brief in deportation of Neetu.


First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 21:00

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