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30K ink petition supporting Indian professionals in UK


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.

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