CAA Stir: Norwegian Tourist Asked To Leave India

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A Norwegian tourist named Janne-Mette Johansson who had recently joined at a Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) protest rally in Kerala’s Cochin has been asked to leave the country.

The tourist reportedly said that an officer of the Bureau of Immigration appeared at her hotel and asked her to leave the country or face legal action. The Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) has said that the tourist has been asked to leave the country for violating visa norms.

Johansson was quoted as saying by the media that “the officer from the Bureau did not leave her before he can see a flight ticket”. She updated on a facebook post that soon she will be flying to Dubai and from there she will catch a flight back home to Sweden.

“To my friends #HereThereAndEverywhere I will not be posting more on FB during my travelling in beautiful India. I thank you all for having followed me on my journey. But now time to be private. I also want you all to know that I am alright. Still in Cochin, but when I know the time is right for me, I will be on my way to Delhi. Just informing you so you don’t worry. I thank you all, goodbye my friends!” she wrote on her Facebook.

Earlier the tourist had shared on her Facebook profile that she had participated in a protest rally and shared pictures of the same.

Earlier this week, Jakob Lindenthal, a German student, who was at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) under an exchange programme, had to leave India apparently for participating in protest programmes against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). He was sent back for violating visa norms.

During a protest in Chennai, he was seen carrying a placard that made a reference to the Nazi rule in his own country: “1933 to 1945 – we have been there”.

Photo Credit: Janne-Mette Johansson’s facebook