Mexico Deports 365 Indian Migrants To New Delhi
INM said the deportees had been scattered in eight states around Mexico, including in southern Mexico from where many Indian migrants enter the country, hoping to transit to the U.S. border. However, the deportees said only Indians were deported, the citizens of Sri Lanka, Nepal & Cameroon were allowed to stay. Rajneesh, a deportee, said they had to stay in the jungles for many days and were forcibly fed rotten vegetables and beef.
The move comes after US President Donald Trump in June threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports if the country did not put a check on people entering America through Mexico's borders. In June this year, a six-year-old girl from Punjab had died of heatstroke in the Arizona desert on the US-Mexico border. Even then, many Indians entering the US were apprehended after which a global debate broke out on this crisis. Watch the full report here:
JUST IN- #GauravKumar, an Indian migrant in #Mexico who was #deported to #NewDelhi along with 365 others by #MexicanAuthorities says only Indians were deported, #SriLankan or #Cameroonians were allowed to stay. pic.twitter.com/5bCQOxr9DN— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) October 18, 2019
On Friday, 365 Indians illegally trying to enter the #UnitedStates from #Mexico border were deported by the #MexicanAuthorities. One of the deported men says only Indians were sent back, #Sri Lanka, #Nepal & #Cameroon residents were allowed to stay.@ShahnawazMalik_ pic.twitter.com/jPNthMDQRT— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) October 18, 2019