• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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UK school students on charity trip sent home by India immigration

Attempts to get the immigration decision overturned were unsuccessful.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A group of British school students on a charity trip to India were sent home from Chennai airport after officials said they had the wrong visas, the school’s headteacher said on Friday (21), in the latest move against a foreign charity in India. The 16 students and three staff from Poynton High School in Cheshire in northern England were denied entry by immigration staff for having tourist visas. Headteacher David Waugh said the school had made three previous trips to support a Macclesfield-based charity, India Direct, which runs two homes for 165 destitute children in Chennai and in a nearby fishing village. He said the…

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