Ever since the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed by the government, students - from universities all across the country - have protested against the act.

Recently, students from IIT-Madras demonstrated against the government policies in Chennai and with them was a German student, Jakob Lindenthal.

Jakob Lindenthal
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Days after he was seen protesting, Lindenthal revealed was asked to leave the country immediately.

Jakob, who has a semester left of his post-graduation in Physics, was told he has violated student visa rules because of his participation in the protests.

Jakob Lindenthal
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According to Business Standard, Jakob Lindenthal was scheduled to leave India only in May, 2020.

Talking about the charges pressed against him, he said:

There were apparently administration issues with my visa. After ruling these out, I was extensively questioned by the immigration officer about my political opinions. Then I was informed about the decision (asking him to leave).

Apparently, an IIT official had sent a report to the higher authorities about Lindenthal's participation in the protest.

However, the administration said they were unaware of his involvement in any such protest.

Jakob Lindenthal
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As soon as the news became viral, netizens came forward to support Jakob and the students of IIT-M.

Lindenthal confirmed he's not going to back out but will instead consult his lawyer and decide the next course of action.