Following the deportation of 14 Indian students by US customs authorities and Air India’s decision not to fly students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana pursuing courses at two California-based universities, Etihad Airways barred 20 students from boarding a flight to the US on Tuesday. Etihad has, however, said that it would provide all assistance to the Indian students who were denied entry in the US. Students at the Hyderabad airport were shocked to learn that Eithad Aiways had cancelled their tickets and that they had to pay cancellation charges. Etihad officials claimed that like Air India, they also received communication from the US government about blacklisting Silicon Valley University and the Northwestern Polytechnic University. Refusing to go back, the students decided to stay in the airport until they were allowed to board the flight. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured that the list of all universities blacklisted by the US will be announced soon.