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India sends back 50 Pakistani students after threats from Hindu extremists

NEW DELHI: Indian Authorities have sent back around 50 Pakistani students, visiting India at the invitation of an NGO, following threats from Hindu extremist groups.

An NGO had invited Pakistani students and their teachers as part of a student exchange program.

The Indian government said it was not an ‘appropriate’ time to host the Pakistani students.

The students and their teachers arrived at Wagah Border amid tight security provided by Indian police due to threats from Indian hardliners.

Pakistani students went to visit India on May 01 and were scheduled to go on a day-long trip to Agra today (Wednesday) and participate in an exchange of experiences with Indian students Thursday at the Pakistan Embassy.

Routes2Roots, the Indian NGO which had invited Pakistani students said in a statement, keeping in view the security, the delegation has been sent back to Lahore safely.

Indian extremists had threatened to target the NGO and visiting Pakistani students.

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