Radio tags of Indian students in USA removed
San Francisco: The radio tags of Indian students fixed illegally by the US police were at last removed after a big uproar and strong protest by the Indian government. These students received admissions in the Tri Valley University and joined courses there. US immigration authorities later found that the university had issued visas to over 900 students against the thirty it was authorized to issue. The US authorities arrested the innocent Indian students and later released them with radio collars tied to their legs. These radio tags are generally tied to hardened criminals and terrorists to monitor their movements after release on bail or parole.
Political parties and students’ unions in India have created an uproar, protesting against the inhuman act of the US authorities. Indian government has expressed its strongly worded protest and demanded that the tags be immediately removed. Bowing down to pressure, the US authorities have on Thursday removed the tags. Indian diplomat in California Mrs. Susmita Ganguli Thomas has said that immigration lawyer Kalpana Peddibotla took the students to the immigration office and got the tags of the students removed.