Kamil Siedcynski, a Polish student at Jadavpur University (JU) in has been asked to leave the country by the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO). University sources said on Sunday that this step has been taken after the student took part in the rally in protest against the citizenship amendment act in the capital of West Bengal.
In West Bengal, Kamil is the second student from a foreign country who has been asked to leave India by FRRO. Afsara Anika Meem, a first-year Bangladeshi undergraduate student at the Visva Bharati fine arts department had also been served a similar notice for engaging in “anti-government” activities earlier this week. She had posted photos of an anti-CAA agitation on her social media page, which she later deactivated.
A JU source told PTI that Kamil Siedcynski, a Polish student of Comparative Literature, was asked by the FRRO to visit its Kolkata office, which he did on February 22. “Siedcynski was served a notice by the FRRO asking him to leave the country within a fortnight on receipt of the notice for alleged conduct deemed inappropriate for a foreign national staying in India on a student visa,” the source said.
It may be noted that firstly a German student studying in IIT, Madras was also asked to leave the country on the same charge. A Bangladeshi student of the World Indian University, Afsara Anika Meem, who spoke on social media in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, was also given a similar notice denying the alleged conduct of a foreign national living in India on a student visa as unfair.