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Mumbai: RTI activist Anil Galgali denied information on medical visas to Pakistan natives

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In May last year amid worsening relations with Pakistan, the External Affairs Ministry announced a new policy whereby it would grant Pakistani citizens seeking medical visas to get treated in India only if they have a recommending letter by Pakistan Foreign Minister Adviser Sartaj Aziz. A RTI query filed by Anil Galgali has however put question marks on whether Pakistan or even India is following this policy. Indian High Commission in Islamabad infomed that ‘the disclosure of this affection would prejudicially affect relations with a foreign state ie Pakistan. This information was being denied to Anil Galgali under Section 8 of the RTI act.

 

Read more at: Mumbai: RTI activist Anil Galgali denied information on medical visas to Pakistan natives | Free Press Journal

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