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No plan to revoke visa of Pakistani artistes

Stating that an arbitrary withdrawal of visas without valid grounds would be in violation of the law, the officials added that any future visa applications from Pakistani artistes would be processed according to rules.

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Amid clamour to ban Pakistani artistes from working in India and to withdraw visas granted to them, officials of the Home Ministry said Friday that the Centre has no such plan. Stating that an arbitrary withdrawal of visas without valid grounds would be in violation of the law, the officials added that any future visa applications from Pakistani artistes would be processed according to rules.

“The government has no plans of withdrawing visas granted to Pakistani actors,” a senior Home Ministry official said. Home Ministry sources said that despite demands from some quarters for a ban on Pakistani artistes, the government would go by the rules in place.

“We cannot arbitrarily withdraw visas granted to Pakistani actors unless they have violated rules or broken the law. We can withdraw a visa only if there are reasonable grounds for doing so,” another Home Ministry official said.

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