MP compared students to faulty fridges - union

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi

Indian students facing deportation claim they are being treated unfairly by the Government, and are planning to protest.

The students allege their India-based agents used fake documents to obtain their student visas.

Migrant Workers Association spokeswoman Anu Kaloti says National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi likened the students to faulty fridges from China during a radio interview.

"If New Zealand imports fridges from China for example, and those fridges are faulty, New Zealand sends them back to China. Hello, we are talking about real people here - we cannot compare them to items like fridges."

Ms Kaloti says they hope to send a message to the Government by holding a protest on Monday evening.

"Perhaps through this peaceful protest we can make some progress in a positive direction for the students."

The protest will be held outside a meeting that's being attended by Bill English and National MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar at the Lynfield Community Centre in Auckland.


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