The Ministry of External Affairs had made demarche to the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi.
The MEA reiterated its concern over the dignity and well-being of the detained students and the need for immediate consular access for Indian officials to the detainees.
The MEA in a statement underlined that students, who may have been duped into enrolling in the ‘University’ should be treated differently from those recruiters who have duped them.
The ministry of external affairs urged the U.S. side to share full details and regular updates of the students with the Government, to release them from detention at the earliest and not to resort to deportation against their will.
The Indian embassy in US has opened a 24/7 hotline to assist the Indian students.