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Disabled Indian Expat Denied Australian Visa For Being In Wheelchair. Twitterati Are Outraged

Published on 11 December, 2018 at 6:57 pm By

Discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, physical appearance etc. is a crude reality of our times. We are battling many such issues globally. Even though we have come a long way in our fight, some incidents prove that there is a long road ahead of us. And this time, the incident at hand is about discrimination against a disabled Indian expat. Yes, in a shocking turn of events, the Australian administration has denied a tourist visa to a disabled man.


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You must naturally be wondering why? All this man wants is to visit his family in Australia and spend quality time with them over the Christmas vacation.

 

 

But seems like he is a health care system liability for the Australian authorities. Yes, you’ve read it right. The disabled Indian expat Shubhajeet’s visa has been denied citing him to be a burden on the healthcare system.

This news came to light when a disability advocate from Australia tweeted about this incident. Brianna Bell wrote how there was no precedent of denying anyone a visa on such grounds.

Here what she tweeted:

 


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Brianna further explained that the disabled Indian expat has insurance and will not be a burden on anyone:

 

 

She further added:

 

 

Currently, the original tweets by Brianna are not available and here’s why:

 

 

Irrespective of this, the matter caught fire and a lot of Tweeps began reacting to the incident.

The expat’s wife Shikha also tweeted about the incident:

 

 

Soon, people began expressing anger over the matter. This is what some of the tweets went like:

 

This country (Australia) is rotten to the core:

 

 

It’s absolutely ridiculous!

 

 

Shocking how a country like Australia does this when we should be progressive.

 

 

It’s discrimination against Indians!

 

 


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What do you think this whole issue is about? Discrimination against disabled or Indians?

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