Janelidze Urged by Indian Foreign Minister to Stick to Visa Rules For Students

The Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, took Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze to task as reports of Indian students being denied entry into the country increase, despite their having valid visas.

In a tweet, Swaraj made note of the conversation, stating Janelidze’s personal assurance to resolve the matter.

This was in response to multiple tweets to Swaraj by Indian students being denied access. "@SushmaSwaraj Why is the Georgian Government denying entry for Indian students to Georgia even after having valid D3 visa? Deported Students and their parents want to meet you. Please suggest time and place where we can meet to discuss the issue.#SOS," said a tweet by Prashant Kamlakar.

"I have spoken to His Excellency Mr Mikheil Janelidze, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. He assured me that he will look into this matter personally and resolve this," Swaraj said in a late evening tweet.

There has been no official statement from the Foreign Minister as yet. Indian students make up the majority of foreigners enrolled in Georgian universities.

By Benjamin Music

Photo: The Kathmandu Post

11 April 2018 11:28