As many as 1,095 look out circulars have been deleted and 630 international members of the Tablighi Jamaat have left India, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned on Thursday.
On the problem of international Tablighi Jamaat members caught in India for violating visa guidelines and pandemic restrictions, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned the ministry has been actively facilitating their consular entry, deletion of LOCs and easy repatriation to their respective nations.
“Now we have stored the respective international embassies knowledgeable via your entire course of,” he mentioned.
“As of August 24, 1,095 look out circulars (LOCs) had been deleted and 630 international members of the Tablighi Jamaat have left India,” he mentioned at an internet media briefing.
These members of the Tablighi Jamaat had been charged underneath the Foreigners Act for indulging in actions that had been incompatible with their visa standing, he mentioned.
Subsequently, for such actions, acceptable class of visa must be sought, Mr Srivastava mentioned.
To a separate query on whether or not Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will take part within the Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO) international ministers” assembly subsequent month, Srivastava mentioned the minister has obtained an invite for the assembly to be held in Moscow and a call on his participation could be made identified as soon as it’s taken.
On whether or not the Kerala authorities had sought MEA’s approval for signing an MoU with the UAE Crimson Crescent Authority – an NGO — for a undertaking, Mr Srivastava mentioned no such approval had been taken.