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UK panel expands inquiry into Indian student deportations

An influential British parliamentary committee has announced a more detailed inquiry into the treatment of international students, majority of them Indian, who were accused of cheating on English language tests and deported from the UK.

The House of Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee, chaired by Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz, had launched the inquiry into the UK Home Office response to the cheating scandal back in April.

In its report released on Friday, the committee concluded that the issue requires a more fuller inquiry into the scandal, which involved hundreds of dawn raids by UK Border Agency officers and resulted in the deportation of around 48,000 international students, nearly 70 per cent of whom were Indian, during the course of 2014.       

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