My Australian husband is stuck in India. All I want is to know he can come home | Narita Nagin

My Australian husband is stuck in India. All I want is to know he can come home | Narita Nagin

The Guardian

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What does it mean to be a citizen? Is Australia a fair-weather friend, only there for you in the good times?

The Australian government’s drastic decision to temporarily stop all travellers from India entering Australia has me in tears almost every night, struggling to cope with the uncertainty of when I’ll see my husband again.

Before he departed Australia for India in March, I was stressed knowing that repatriation flights were few and far between. But he managed to convince both me and the Australian government (that granted him a travel exemption) that he had to go to visit and care for his mum, his only surviving parent, who is suffering from stage-four cancer. Knowing him, his kindness and conscientiousness, I knew that it wasn’t really a choice for him to be at his dying mother’s side.

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