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Deported Nepali teen Bivsi Rana can return to Germany

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 26, 2017-

A Nepali teenage girl who was removed from her classroom at Duisburg-based school, in North West Germany and deported to Nepal, has been allowed to return to Germany on a study visa, BBC reported.

According to the report, Bivsi Rana, 15, was deported with the rest of her family.

Officials have called the deportation a "unique case" and said Bivsi was "de facto German" as she was born in Germany to Nepalese parents, read the report.

As per the report, Bivsi’s classmates protested and lobbied on her behalf against the deportation, drawing hundreds of people to rally under the slogan "Bring Bivsi back".

Bivsi has been living in Nepal with her family and, according to reports, has been unable to find a new school there due to language issues.

She has now been given a study visa enabling her to return Germany while she finishes her education, reported BBC, adding that her parents can return with her.

Bivsi is reported to be "totally happy" with the decision, and her parents are reported to be "overjoyed".

Bivsi's parents moved to Germany in 1998, fleeing civil conflict in their native Nepal, but their applications for asylum were denied. Their repeated appeals were rejected. Fearing political repercussions at home Bivsi's father, Mr Rana, initially applied for asylum under a false name and has since called this "the worst mistake" of his life. But Bivsi herself was born and brought up in Germany.

Published: 26-07-2017 16:09

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