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Duped Indian students told to wear GPS tags

US: Duped by a “sham” California university, scores of Indian students are now enduring the ignominy of being forced to wear GPS radio collars around their ankles so that US authorities can track their movements.

The students, mostly from Andhra Pradesh, may also be deported as authorities shut down Tri-Valley University in Pleasanton, a suburb in San Francisco Bay Area, on charges of massive immigration fraud.

Jayaram Komati of the Telugu Association of North America told an Indian news channel said, “It is none of their (the students’) fault. The university is at fault as it violated some rules and regulations because of which all the students are being victimised.”

In a strong reaction, Government of India said the monitors should be removed, calling the act “unwarranted”. The Ministry of External Affairs said it has been conveyed to the US that the Indian students should be treated fairly as most of them are victims of the scam.

India said the students should be given the opportunity to clarify their case and allowed to return to India, if they wished. It also asked the US government to provide it full information on the affected students and to keep it informed as the investigation unfolds.

Source: Indian Express