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The decision to implement a travel ban has caused distress in the Wagga Indian community, however leaders say it was a difficult but necessary move. From yesterday, anyone who has been in India within two weeks of their intended travel date to Australia is banned from entering the country. Those in breach could face fines of up to $66,000 or five years in prison. Amit Gupta, the general secretary of the Wagga Indian Community, said they were overwhelmed by sadness at the news of the ban. Mr Gupta said the Australian Government is neglecting their duties towards Australians who are stuck overseas. “We should give priority to people, especially our fellow Aussies who are stranded, to get them out of…

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