Cara Delevingne supports campaign to free detained schoolgirl

Cara Delevingne supports campaign to free detained schoolgirl


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British model Cara Delevingne has backed a campaign to support Yashika Bageerathi – a schoolgirl who faces deportation from the UK back to her home country Mauritius

British fashion darling and model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne's support for Yashika Bageerathi comes at a time when the British Home Office has refused the young woman's appeal to stay in the UK – she is currently being detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre in Bedfordshire, without warning.

Delevingne voiced her support via Twitter, "The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, Home Secretary: #FightforYashika Stop this sixth form student being deported alone".

In 2012, Bageerathi moved to London with her family following an escape from an "extremely dangerous" relation. The application to stay in the UK sought by the 19-year-old was separate from her family as she is considered an adult. If a further application isn't approved, Bageerathi could be deported in a matter of days.

In a report published in the Evening Standard, Bageerathi revealed she was scared. "They would find me easily. They were very violent towards me and my mum since I was a child. I didn't have any friends out there because of that situation. I never thought I would have so many friends as I do now. I came to know what it's like to interact with people. I was a girl who never had a voice, but here I am free."