Robbery victim in Oz faces deportation

 
Shivendra Singh, who arrived in Adelaide from a small town in Uttar Pradesh some five years ago and has been trying to complete a master’s degree, is one of almost 100,000 Indian students in Australia, many of whom have spoken out about the criminal attacks, exploitation and the consequences.

Now his right to stay in Australia has almost expired. Singh has sought an extension to his student visa but has been rejected by the migration tribunal and by Immigration Minister Chris Evans, and he could be deported within the week, the ABC News reported.

His lawyer Abbi Hamden said she told the minister that Singh genuinely wanted his Masters degree. “He would like to go back home with a bride and with his degree, however the Immigration minister did not take that into account and rejected his visa,” Hamden was quoted by the media report as saying. Singh, who has been diagnosed with severe depression, the result of being the victim of three armed robberies and having to live on the streets, has already taken admission to this semester’s study at the University of South Australia.

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