The Canadian Government issued a stay order for Indian students studying in Canada. This was possible due to the continuous efforts of the Indian government and with the help of S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India.
S. Jaishankar consistently requested a humanitarian approach towards students. Several students were threatened with deportation accusing them of obtaining fake visas by the Canadian Government.
Students who were protesting against the risk of deportation, have got some relief. A few students have recently received stay orders on their deportation notices. These students went to Canada between 2017-2019.
The flaws of the Canadian system made it possible for illegal immigration in Canada. However, genuine students must be supported by the Government of Canada. Jaishankar stated the fact that the Indian students were not at fault.
The Indian Government has been following up with Canadian Authorities in New Delhi and Canada. S.Jaishankar spoke to foreign ministers in this regard. Additionally, Indian officials have also met a few students at the Consulate in Toronto.
Supporters of the Protest
Furthermore, many Canadian MPs across political parties came to support Indian students. The Immigration Minister, Sean Frazier indicated that the Canadian Government is working towards the uncertainties international students face.
Also, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the need for a fair and humanitarian approach towards the students studying in Canada.
Students protesting for the cause can finally get some relief and continue their studies or work in Canada. Most of these students after completing their studies have obtained work permits. While others continued their studies in Canada.