Kolkata: A Bangladeshi student, studying Bachelor in Design (B.Des) at Visva Bharati University in West Bengal’s Santiniketan, has been asked to leave the country allegedly for engaging in “anti-government activities”. Also Read - Jamia Violence: 10 Students Served Notices, Summoned For Questioning by Delhi Police
The notice is known to have been served by the Ministry of Home Affairs. According to a report, she received the ‘Leave India Notice’, dated February 14, on Wednesday. She then approached Foreign Regional Registration Registration Office (FRRO) officer Karma Tshering Bhutia for the review request.
“Afsara Anika Meem… Bangladeshi national, is present in India on the strength of S-1 (Student) visa…studying at Viswa Bharati University… she is found to have engaged in anti-government activities. And such activity being a breach of her visa, has thus committed visa violation…,” The Indian Express quoted the notice as saying.
The letter, however, does not specify the “anti-India activities” she had engaged in.
A report said that Meem had uploaded on social media images of rallies taken out on the campus to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act, in December last year. A preliminary inquiry into the matter suggests that it was due to her social media posts that she got the notice from the Home Ministry.
Notably, Meem hails from Kustia district in Bangladesh. She was admitted to the programme in 2018.