A Polish student of Jadavpur University has been told by the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to leave India after he participated in an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA rally in Kolkata, university sources said on Sunday.
The incident comes close on the heels of a Bangladeshi student of Visva Bharati University being issued a similar directive by the FRRO after she posted photographs of an anti-CAA demonstration, held on the campus, on social media.
Kamil Siedcynski, a Polish student of Comparative Literature, was asked by the FRRO to visit its Kolkata office, which he did on February 24, news agency Press Trust of India reported quoting an unnamed sources.
"Siedcynski was served a notice by the FRRO asking him to leave the country within 15 days of receipt of the notice for alleged conduct deemed inappropriate for a foreign national staying in India on a student visa," the source said, PTI reported.
The JU source said several teachers and Left-leaning students of the varsity were of the view that Siedcynski was paying the price for attending an anti-CAA rally at Moulali in Kolkata in December last year where he was interviewed by a Bengali daily and a brief report on him was published the next day.
"Some people probably forwarded a copy of the report to the FRRO. Siedcynski has no political leanings but his enthusiasm to attend the protest rally and click photographs landed him in trouble," the source said.
Siedcynski, who is supposed to write his MA examinations this year, could not be contacted.
JU vice-chancellor Suranjan Das and Registrar Snehamanju Basu also did not take calls.
The Polish student had earlier studied Bengali and Sanskrit at the Visva Bharati University.
Recently Afsara Anika Meem, a first-year Bangladeshi undergraduate student in the Fine Arts department of the Visva-Bharati University was served an FRRO notice for reportedly engaging in "anti-government" activities.