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Australia Denies 'disabled' Former Indian Military Man Tourist Visa, Calls Him 'burden' On Health Services

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

In yet another shocking incident, an Indian tourist looking forward to spending Christmas with his family in Australia was denied visa because he was wheelchair-bound man. The victim of discrimination was a former military man who was injured during his time in service. In a viral tweet, a Twitter user with the handle @briannasbell narrated the whole awful incident about how he, who was planning a visit to Australia for two weeks on a tourist visa, was denied the aforementioned. 

She further appealed the social media users to come forward help the man to re-unite with his family. 

The tweet was acknowledged by the wife of former military officer:

His visa was denied on the grounds that he would put too much pressure on the health services in Australia. However, the user further explained that the former military man, in fact, has a travel insurance, has completed his rehab following the injury in military services that caused his paraplegia, and has no intention to use Australia's health care system.

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This has caused a furore among concerned citizens from both the countries and Twitterati, as usual, have expressed their anger against the selective discrimination.