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726 Chinese had been placed on ‘adverse list’ for grant of visas in 2019-21: Govt

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AS MANY as 726 Chinese nationals had been placed on “adverse list” for grant of visas by the Centre between 2019 and 2021, authorities advised Lok Sabha on Tuesday. These Chinese nationals had been blacklisted for overstaying in India with out legitimate causes and for “other illegal acts”.

In a written reply to a query, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai mentioned that in this era as many as 81 Chinese nationals got Leave India Notice and 117 had been deported for violating visa circumstances and sure unlawful acts.

“The government maintains the records of such foreigners (including Chinese nationals) who enter with valid travel documents. Some of such foreigners overstay beyond visa period owing to ignorance or under compelling circumstances like medical emergency or other personal reasons. In genuine cases, where overstay is unintentional or because of ignorance or under compelling circumstances, the period of overstay is regularized after charging the penalty fees and visa is extended if required,” Rai mentioned.

“Where overstay is found to be intentional or unjustifiable, appropriate action is taken as per the Foreigners Act 1946 including issuance of Leave India Notice to the foreigner and charging penalty/visa fee,” he added.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs maintains an hostile record of international nationals who it doesn’t need to enter the nation. These could possibly be individuals who have violated visa circumstances and even folks with prison antecedents. This record is continually utilized by all Indian Missions and Consulates to cease the people named in it from getting into India.

The record is maintained by the ministry with inputs from all of the state governments and central intelligence companies. The record is reviewed periodically.

In 2019, the Centre had eliminated 312 folks of the Sikh neighborhood living overseas from the “adverse list”. They had been placed on the record in the course of the peak of militancy in Punjab as they had been suspected of getting supported or participated within the Khalistan motion.

The hostile record prevented these folks, who’ve now both taken asylum in different international locations or are residents there, from getting an Indian visa.

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