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India will grant medical visa to deserving only on Diwali


Indian Union Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that New Delhi was granting medical visas to all deserving cases pending today on Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights.

According to a Times of India report, of late, many people from Pakistan had been tweeting Swaraj directly requesting medical visas.

As long as the Pakistani applicants have the requisite documentation needed from their country – a letter from their foreign affairs chief – Swaraj unhesitatingly grants them visas to come to India for medical purposes, it said.

Meanwhile, Swaraj also responded to some of the parents or relatives of the Pakistani patients directly on the social media website.

The Indian union minister also directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa to an eight-year-old Pakistani child for medical treatment in India.

Earlier in October this year, Swaraj granted two medical visas for Pakistanis by announcing that India would issue medical visas to an ailing Pakistani man who requires a liver transplant, and a three-year-old girl who needs an open-heart surgery.



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