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JU Polish student challenges leave-India notice in HC

Justice Sabayasachi Bhattacharya said he would hear the case in detail on Wednesday
The Foreigners’ Regional Registration office, a department under the Union home ministry, had on February 22 summoned Kamil Sedchinski, a student of comparative literature post-graduate course, and asked him to leave India within 15 days.
The Foreigners’ Regional Registration office, a department under the Union home ministry, had on February 22 summoned Kamil Sedchinski, a student of comparative literature post-graduate course, and asked him to leave India within 15 days.
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Our Legal Reporter   |   Calcutta   |   Published 03.03.20, 06:54 PM

A polish student of Jadavpur University, who had been asked by the Union home ministry to leave India within a fortnight for allegedly taking part in the movement against the citizenship matrix, on Tuesday moved a petition before Calcutta High Court challenging the legality of the marching order.

Justice Sabayasachi Bhattacharya said he would hear the case in detail on Wednesday.

The Foreigners’ Regional Registration office, a department under the Union home ministry, had on February 22 summoned Kamil Sedchinski, a student of comparative literature post-graduate course, and asked him to leave India within 15 days.

Kamil had completed is graduation in Bengali at Visva-Bharati.

He was told by the officials that he had violated visa norms by taking part in anti-government protests.

In his petition, Kamil, however, claimed that he was merely present in a movement, organised the members of some Left leaning student associations, as a spectator and took few photos.

The student also claimed that allegation of violating foreigners rule against him was baseless as he did not directly take part in any movement against the Indian government.

According to high court sources, former advocate general of Bengal and barrister Jayanata Mitra will hold the brief on behalf of the polish student during the hearing of the case. Advocate Phiroze Edulji will oppose the petition on behalf of the Union ministry.

Earlier, a Bangladeshi student of Visva-Bharati in Santiniketan, Afsara Anika Meem, also received a notice from the same department of February 14 asking her to leave India on similar grounds.

Afsara, an undergraduate of the central university, was also planning to move the high court against the leave-India notice.



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