A woman who is claiming refugee status in Britain has had her
pending deportation delayed, today.
Amanpreet Kaur, a Punjabi Sikh, was due to be deported
yesterday, pending the outcome of a judicial review on her
Currently in Yarlswood detention centre where she reportedly had
a wedding ceremony with her partner Dara, a Punjabi Muslim, she is
said to be suffering from mental health issues and has been
According to campaigners, following the deportation delay,
Kaur's lawyer is now making a new submission for her residency.
A letter to Theresa May, Home Secretary and Minister for Women
and Equalities, is also being drafted demanding Kaur be granted
asylum because "she is threatened with rape and other torture if
she is removed to India".
According to Sue Caldwell, media officer at School's Out, the
delay was partly won via people power.
"Some people sent out a press release, others called UKBA,
Quatar Airways, tweeted and more," she told us.
"Amanpreet now knows there's a growing campaign to stop her
removal and is strengthened by this."