Northwestern Polytechnic University threatens to sue Air India
Northwestern Polytechnic University, one of the two universities whose students are being denied entry into USA, has threatened to sue Air India over the Visa fiasco. The California based institution says it will file a defamation case against the Airline for spreading ‘False information’ against the institution.
Earlier on January 4, the university released a statement stating that it has neither been blacklisted nor put under any sort of governmental investigation or targeting. The University further claimed that all deportation issue ‘stem from the individual students and not the university’
Air India had on December 20, 2015 restricted 19 more students from boarding its flight to San Francisco citing a communication from the US Customs and Border Protection agency that the institutions were under ‘scrutiny’.
The NPU management has also sent a ‘cease-and-desist’ letter to Air India accusing it of “tortious conduct” and unjustifiably “barring NPU students from travelling” to the US claiming it is still a SEVP certified institution and not under any sort of investigation.
Over 50 students, enrolled with either Northwestern Polytechnic University or Silicon Valley have been denied entry into USA, or have had their Visa cancelled at immigration point.
In an advisory, the Indian ministry of external affairs stated that the ‘decision to deny entry to the students was not because of the corresponding institutions being "black-listed” but based on the assessment made by the US immigration authorities of individual applicants.’
However, the advisory did not mention what kind of inconsistencies were found in the students’ visa and why there were inconsistencies in the visa of students enrolled with only these two institutions.
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