Distinction in travel journalism
Is independent travel journalism important to you?
Click here to keep it independent

26 Jun, 2013

‘Unfair and discriminatory’ visa bond angers UK Indians – Times of India

LONDON: The British government’s plans to demand a hefty visa bond from visitors of certain “high-risk” countries such as India continued to create furore in the UK with many calling it “unfair” and “discriminatory”.

The HSMP Forum, a non-profit campaign group that fights for the rights of Indian and other non-EU immigrants to the country, became the latest group to voice its concerns around the “unfair” pilot scheme which will target nationals of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana.

“I find it very discriminatory that only nationals of African and Asian countries are being targeted. We are also concerned that the government may go ahead to apply the financial bond scheme for all kinds of visas at a later date,” said Amit Kapadia, executive director of the HSMP Forum.

Read the rest: ‘Unfair and discriminatory’ visa bond angers UK Indians – The Times of India.