A gay asylum seeker has said a pilot “saved his life” by refusing to fly him back to Nepal. On Sunday (August 5), Jagat was meant to be deported back to his home country – where he was outed in a national newspaper – despite his mother having threatened that she would “cut you into pieces” if he came back. PinkNews revealed in January that of the 1,436 people who attempted to claim asylum relating to sexual orientation between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016, just 289 applications were granted. Jagat, who has started a relationship with a man while studying in the UK, shouted and cried on the runway – and when the Jet Airways plane to Mumbai left, he was no longer on board, GSN has reported.
August 7 / Pink News