Photo of the Week: #FightForYashika

(standard.co.uk)
(standard.co.uk)

A protester holds a sign demanding the UK government not to deport 19 year old student Yashika Bageerathi to Mauritius without her family on Mother’s Day. Yashika and her family came to the UK in 2011 to escape a physically abusive relative and claimed asylum in the UK. Amidst a huge campaign to prevent her deportation (including a petition signed by over 165,000 people) it has been announced that Yashika will now not board the flight to Mauritius leaving Heathrow at 5pm today. Despite this announcement Yashika remains in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

 

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