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Yashika to be deportated tonight after failed injunction

Yashika Bageerathi is set to to be flown out of the country at 9pm.
Yashika Bageerathi is set to to be flown out of the country at 9pm. Credit: PA

The failed last-ditch application to keep Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi in the country was made as the 19-year-old was being driven to the airport.

She was being taken from Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire to Heathrow airport, and is now set to board an Air Mauritius flight at 9pm.

A Home Office spokeswoman said Ms Bageerathi's case "has gone through the proper legal process and our decision has been supported by the courts on five separate occasions".

In such cases, deportation orders are only stayed if a judge decides the case raises issues which are arguable and merit a further hearing.

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Calls for Air Mauritius to refuse to fly A-level student

Hundreds of people have been tweeting and calling Air Mauritius airlines to ask them to refuse to carry 19-year-old student Yashika Bageerathi, due to be deported back to Mauritius later tonight.

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.@airmauritius Please don't deport Yashika Bageerathi -you'll be separating her from family, putting her in danger &disrupting her education

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Hi @airmauritius Please refuse to fly #Yashika Bageerathi. You did the right thing on Sunday, so please refuse again

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URGENT! Yashika to be deported 9pmfrom Heathrow on Air Mauritius #FightForYashika Email reservations_mru@airmauritius.com @saveyashika Now!

Read: A-level student's emotional plea to remain in the UK

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Yashika 'very distressed and worried' by deportation

Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi is "very distressed and worried" after learning that she will be deported tonight, a spokesman for her school said.

Listen: A-level student's emotional plea to remain in the UK

Yashika Bageerathi. Credit: PA

The 19-year-old is being taken from Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire to Heathrow airport for an Air Mauritius flight at 9pm.

A spokesman for Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield, north London, said: "She is on her way in the van but I really hope we can keep her here.

"We're encouraging everyone to tweet Air Mauritius and to phone them to stop this."

Listen: Student facing deportation appeals to minister

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Mauritian student Yashika to be deported tonight

Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi, 19, is being driven to Heathrow and will be deported tonight, according to a spokesman for the Oasis Academy Hadley in north London where she has been studying.

Yashika Bageerathi has been inside Yarl's Wood Removal Centre awaiting deportation. Credit: PA

Read: A-level student Yashika makes emotional plea to stay in UK

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Assembly to vote on Mayor's housing strategy

The London Assembly will vote this morning on whether or not to accept the Mayor's housing strategy for the capital.

Following changes to the law in 2011 the Assembly may reject the Mayor's draft Housing Strategy if two-thirds of Members vote to do so.

London already needs 49,000 thousand new homes annually and with the population set to rise by a million over the next decade the demand for housing is only going to increase.

The strategy aims to deal with the capital's housing crisis, by doubling the rate of house building, introducing new standards to improve the private rented sector and creating Housing Zones to help increase development, especially of affordable homes.

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British Airways refused to fly Yashika to Mauritius

British Airways have refused to fly Yashika Bageerathi to Mauritius, the home affairs select committee heard today.

The A-level student is currently inside Yarl's Wood Removal Centre awaiting deportation, despite the campaign to enable her to stay to complete her exams.

Watch: Yashika's mother says she is 'scared and lonely' inside Yarl's Wood

Listen: A-level student facing deportation appeals to minister

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Yashika: I just want to keep working for my A-levels

Detained student Yashika Bageerathi, who is facing deportation to Mauritius along with her family, has appealed to stay in the UK to finish her exams.

Yashika, who attended Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield, north London, is a "fantastic student" who has been accepted to several universities, her school said.

Read: Top A-level student facing deportation

Speaking from inside Yarl's Wood, Yashika said she knew how hard she had been working for her A-Levels, and just wanted to do her exams.

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