The Fiji Law Society says any moves to deport Professor Pal Ahluwalia must cease immediately.
Fijivillage has received confirmation that Professor Ahluwalia and his wife are already deported on a flight to Brisbane from Nadi.
The Law Society says it is deeply concerned about the reports of the arrest and detainment of Ahluwalia and his wife.
It says Ahluwalia and his wife are in Fiji legally and must be treated with dignity and the due process of the law.
The Law Society says if there are any allegations against Professor Ahluwalia or his wife, they must be investigated according to law and any evidence gathered must be handed to the proper authorities for further investigation or prosecution.
It says deportation is not the proper manner in which to deal with this matter.
The Law Society says no individual should be subjected to deportation in an arbitrary manner and no authority should be allowed to exercise undue force where there are mechanisms to deal with such matters.
It also says Ahluwalia and his wife have rights that must be respected and an attempt to flout the law and act arbitrarily will diminish the confidence that individuals, particularly those in Fiji as expatriates, have in the rule of law and its application in Fiji.
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