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India Provides Refuge To Former Afghan Governor, 4 Others: Report


India Provides Refuge To Former Afghan Governor, 4 Others: Report

(*4*)India has allowed 5 Afghans having a diplomatic passport into the nation. (File)

New Delhi:

In what seems to be course correction after the Rangina Kargar episode, India has allowed 5 Afghans, together with a former provincial Governor of Afghanistan having a diplomatic passport into the nation.

The choice comes days after India deported Afghan Member of Parliament Kargar, a transfer that invited criticism at house and diplomatic circles globally.

Based on a senior official, who confirmed {that a} week in the past 5 individuals together with a household all possessing Afghanistan diplomatic passports had arrived on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport Delhi from Dubai. Their arrival was knowledgeable to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) and entry into the nation cleared.

“A senior physician with Afghanistan authorities arrived along with his spouse and two kids and Samangan’s governor Mohammad Dawood Kalakani,” stated the official, including that since all flights to Afghanistan had been stopped from India, all of them first went to Iran then Dubai and eventually arrived in Delhi.

The diplomatic/official passport facilitates visa-free journey underneath a reciprocal association with India for 30 days.

On July 20, Rangina Kargar, member of the Wolesi Jirga the place she represents the Faryab province had claimed that upon her arrival on the IGI Airport from Istanbul on a Fly Dubai flight, she was not allowed to come back exterior the airport although she held a diplomatic passport.

After the incident, a joint secretary-level officer within the Union Ministry of Exterior Affairs had apologised to her for the incident and supplied her an emergency visa.

The official added that after Kargar’s episode, directions had been issued concerning diplomatic passport holders and allowed them hassle-free entry to the nation. 

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by wantpassport workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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