Indian student in NZ being sent back

By Indo-Asian News Service – 16/10/2006

An Indian student in Greymouth, New Zealand, is being sent back to India after he fell out with a commune that supported his visit.

Venkata Siva Rayavarapu, 22, was sponsored by the Gloriavale Christian community to study English and agriculture at its accredited school in Greymouth, a town in the west coast of New Zealand. He had met members of the commune in India three years ago, reports the

However, two weeks ago, Rayavarapu fled the commune claiming that leaders were putting pressure on him to marry a Mexican woman against his wish.

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