(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 10, 2010
CPI(M) MP Intervenes in Unjust Deportation Case
January 5, Brinda Karat, a member of parliament (Rajya Sabha), met P
Chidambaram, the minister for home affairs, government of
notes that Nitu Singh was in her final year in the FTII, Pune and is an
scholarship student, was recently deported to
The minister’s response was to a letter sent by Brinda Karat on January 2. The letter pointed out that this appeared to be a case related to domestic circumstances and that it could by no means be categorised as an issue of national security leading to the deportation of the young woman concerned.
The letter read:
is to request your help in an unjust case of deportation of a 32 year
scholarship student from
was picked up from her hostel on the night of December 5, 2009 by local
her belongings were forcibly packed and she was put on a flight to
However, what is of immediate concern is that Nitu should not be prevented from returning to Pune to complete her final project. She must be allowed to do so. The director of the institute has also written to the police in this connection. There has never been a complaint against her by the authorities in the institute.
request you to kindly intervene in the matter so that the young woman’s
should not become hostage to patriarchal notions which seek to punish a
for asserting her own choices in issues concerning her personal life.
unthinkable that in democratic
Incidentally, I received a letter from her father today in which he admits that he was misled by his son-in-law and that he would like Nitu to finish her studies. I enclose a copy of the letter.
also enclose a summary of the case prepared by the All India Democratic
With regards and best wishes for the New