Pakistani Hindus visiting India urge for Visa extension

ANI | Updated: Feb 15, 2018 23:47 IST

Amritsar [Punjab] [India], Feb 15 (ANI): A group of 142 Pakistani pilgrims visiting India from Karachi on Thursday appealed the Indian government to extend their visa and permit them to visit other cities apart from Amritsar.

According to the pilgrims, they have been granted five days visa for visiting Amritsar.

They have requested Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj to extend their visa for 15-20 days and permit them to travel "beyond Amritsar".

The Pakistani Hindus have expressed their desire to visit Haridwar to immerse mortal remains of their families into river Ganga.

According to the pilgrims, keeping them away from their religious roots and places in India will only encourage their conversion to Islam.

Meanwhile, they also said they failed to celebrate Mahashivratri on Tuesday due to bureaucratic formalities.(ANI)