Kolkata: A Polish student of Jadavpur University was asked by the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to leave the country after he participated in an anti-CAA rally in the West Bengal capital. Also Read - Anti-CAA Stir: Calcutta High Court Stays Centre's Notice to Polish Student Asking Her to Leave India
A JU source told PTI that Kamil Siedcynski, a Polish student of Comparative Literature, was asked by the FRRO to visit its Kolkata office, which he did on February 22. Also Read - JNU Violence: From Delhi, Mumbai to Kolkata, Chennai, Students Express Solidarity Over Sunday's Attack
“Siedcynski was served a notice by the FRRO asking him to leave the country within a fortnight on receipt of the notice for alleged conduct deemed inappropriate for a foreign national staying in India on a student visa,” university sources said. Also Read - 'Pack Off to Your Country,' Charges Babul Supriyo at Muslim Student, Here's How he Replies
The incident comes close on the heels of a Bangladeshi student in West Bengal who was issued a similar directive by the FRRO after she posted photographs of an anti-CAA demonstration, held on the campus, on social media. The student, studying Bachelor in Design (B.Des) at Visva Bharati University in West Bengal’s Santiniketan, was reportedly 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 the FRRO officer Karma Tshering Bhutia for the review request. The letter, however, did not specify the “anti-India activities” she had engaged in.