Sun. Dec 15th, 2019

41,331 Pak nationals, 4193 Afghan citizen living in India on long term visas : MoS Home

New Delhi/July,16: Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai told Lok on Tuesday Sabha the lower house of parliament that 41,331 Pakistani nationals and 4,193 Afghan citizens, belonging to religious minorities of the two neighbouring countries, are living in India on a long-term basis,

Rai said keeping in view the difficulties faced by the members belonging to the six identified religious minorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan living in India in acquiring Long Term Visa (LTV), an online LTV application processing portal was launched in 2014.

“As per available information, 41,331 Pakistani nationals and 4,193 Afghan nationals belonging to religious minorities have been reported to be living in India on long term basis as on December 31, 2018,” he said in reply to a written question.

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