30K ink pe­ti­tion sup­port­ing In­dian pro­fes­sion­als in UK

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

LON­DON: Over 30,000 peo­ple have signed an on­line pe­ti­tion call­ing on the UK govern­ment to stop “abus­ing” a na­tional se­cu­rity clause to deny hundreds of highly-skilled In­dian pro­fes­sion­als the right to live and work in the coun­try.

Bri­tain’s newly-ap­pointed Pak­istani-ori­gin Home Sec­re­tary Sa­jid Javid told a par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee this week that he would “ur­gently” look into some of the cases of ex­treme hard­ship while an on­go­ing UK Home Of­fice re­view into the cases is com­pleted.

The ap­pli­ca­tions in­volve doc­tors, lawyers, en­gi­neers and en­trepreneurs from coun­tries out­side the European Union (EU) on a Tier 1 (Gen­eral) visa who are be­ing de­nied res­i­dency rights over re­port­edly mi­nor, le­gally ac­cept­able corrections in their tax returns.

-Agencies

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