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India to limit visas for Pakistanis

17 Apr 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman
Limiting visas for Pakistanis

Expressing dissent over Pakistan's decision to award the death-sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, India is considering limiting visas for Pakistani citizens to medical visas only.

This means that Pakistanis visiting India for leisure, tourism, cultural exchanges, business and religious reasons may not be allowed to do so.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India would go to any extent to get justice for Jadhav.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death

Kulbhushan Jadhav a retired lieutenant of the Indian Navy, was arrested from the Iran-Pakistan border in March 2016. Accused of being an intelligence agent, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a military court, for "waging war against Pakistan."

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