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Dhaliwal's efforts pay off, Canada stays deporting Punjabi student Lovepreet

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS5 | June 10, 2023 06:19 PM

CHANDIGARH: This weekend came out with happy news for approximate 700 students facing deportation from Canada as the Canadian Government has stopped the process to return a Punjabi student. The news has come from Ottawa, the capital of Canada, that the government of Canada has stopped the return of a Punjabi student, Lovepreet Singh.

Reacting to the news, Punjab NRI Affairs Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has expressed his happiness, saying that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has been keeping an eye on this matter for the past several days and he has given clear instructions that whatever effort the Punjab government can do in the interests of these 700 students, should be done.

Keeping in view that most of the students are from Punjab, and complying with the instructions of the Chief Minister, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal had also announced free legal assistance to the students some days back, while talking to the students through video conferencing.

Dhaliwal recently wrote letters to the High Commissioner of India (Ottawa, Ontario) Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma and the High Commissioner of Canada (South West, Delhi) Mr. Cameron Mackay to resolve the issue of these students at the earliest. The Cabinet Minister said that so far only one youth has got relief and until the matters of all the students are settled, he will continue to make all out efforts.

Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has expressed gratitude towards all the MPs of Punjab origin in Canada who came forward to help these students. Dhaliwal had also written letters to all the Canadian MPs of Punjab origin, requesting them to take initiatives to secure the future of these children. The Cabinet Minister hoped that the issue of the rest of the students would also be resolved soon.

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