3 IITians quizzed for 10 hours in Italy, family, friends suspect 'racism'

| Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 15:50
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3 IITians quizzed for 10 hours in Italy, family, friends suspect 'racialism'

3 IITians quizzed for 10 hours in Italy

New Delhi: In what seems to be a case of racial profiling, three Indian-origin university students, on Monday, were questioned by a local Italian security for passport verification.
The students, waiting for a train from Ventimiglia in Italy, were questioned and later flown 1,100-km down south to Bari with several other people of varied nationalities. Others who were flown for questioning along with the ex-IIT students were reportedly not carrying their passports.
The incident has triggered outrage amongst the students back home, who have blatantly condemned the act of the Italian authorities. The students were carrying their identity papers.
Uday Kusupati, from IIT Bombay, and Akshit Goyal and Deepak Bhatt from IIT Delhi, have now submitted a detailed letter about their experience to the Indian embassy there and are now in Rome.
All the three are students of computer science and interns at Inria Sophia Antipolis-Mediterranee since early May.

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