NEW DELHI: India on Sat. refused visa to Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahir-ul-Qadri. According to reports, the explanation for this visa plea refusal hasn’t been revealed yet. Canada-based Pakistani scholar Qadri was lined up to address at least forty events in India over a month in forty Indian municipalities.
Minhajul Quran (MQI) in an announcement voiced uttermost dismay over the Indian government’s call. Qadri had paid a visit to the country 1 or 2 times beforehand.
The visa denial has left Qadri’s hosts, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Mumbai and Minhajul Quran Global ( India ), upset and his fans disenchanted.
ORF Mumbai Chief Sudheendra Kulkarni self-possessed with MQI (India) President Rafeeq Ahmad Khan metSushil Kumar Shindewho is an Indian Home Minister last week and briefed him on Qadri’s background.
[junkie-alert style=”white”]Many in Pakistan and India term this attitude of Indian government unbelievable. They further claim that such refusals can lead people to question the credibility of Indian government. [/junkie-alert]
Kulkarni related that since Qadri is a well-known figure and during his previous trip to India in 2012 he had spoken great rallies, it was astonishing the officers were postponingauthorization of his visa.