The students claim that in 2017 and 2018, Jalandhar-based education consultant Brajesh Mishra defrauded them by issuing fraudulent admission letters from Canadian institutions. On the basis of the letters, they were granted visas and arrived in Canada. Once they arrived in Canada, the consultant informed them that they were unable to attend such institutions and secured their 'admission' to other institutions.
Many of them completed their studies and obtained work permits in the interim. However, when they filed for PR (PR), the fraudulent documents became apparent and were discovered by CBSA. According to reports, the CBSA issued deportation orders for almost 700 students because they lacked valid acceptance letters. Some former students claim that because they had high grades and IELTS scores, the Canadian government is further victimizing them. The recommendations made by the border agency have now been upheld by an independent panel that heard the case. The consultant Mishra is missing in India. In accordance with Sections 4 and 6 of the punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act, 2014, an FIR was filed against him, and Mishra's business was shut down.
Additionally, the students have launched social media campaigns to draw attention to their predicament, and several well-known YouTubers and bloggers have spoken out in their favour. The students are also frustrated with the inaction of the indian government. According to recent reports, vikram singh Sahney, a rajya sabha member of the AAP, brought up the issue with the Canadian government and was informed that it was being looked into.