Now, only Pak & China nationals need special permits to visit NE

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    NEW DELHI: Foreigners, excluding Pakistani and Chinese, visiting India on valid visa will not have to take special permit to travel to Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from January 1 as government has scrapped the provision to boost tourism in these northeastern states, beginning New Year. The relief, however, won't be applicable to foreigners who would like to go to Arunachal Pradesh. Even in the three exempted states, the relief will initially be for one year.

    "The government has decided to exclude Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order 1958, initially for a period of one year," a MHA statement said. However, all foreigners visiting these states will have to register themselves with Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit within 24 hours of their arrival.

    The restriction was in force since pre-independence days. Now, Arunachal Pradesh is the only state left in the north-east where foreigners are required to take prior permission before any visit. Citizens of some specified countries, including Pakistan and China, would, however, continue to require prior approval of the MHA before their visit to these three states.


    Read more: Now, only Pak & China nationals need special permits to visit NE - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...isit-NE/articleshow/7199004.cms#ixzz19ltd0bOY
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Notwithstanding, the IB should increase their strength in these area.

    Foreigners are known to be the source of the insurgency, which is dormant to a great extent. Let us not allow chaps in and without surveillance, to ignite it.
     
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    I disapprove of this move. All the foreigners whether of eastern or western origin must be made to undergo taking the special permits. Also there must be serious surveillance of non-Indians in Northeast. Seriously, is this government planning to help us or finish us off for her foreign masters?
     
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    I am even beginning to wonder why are Pakistanis and Chinese even being allowed to visit the NE of all the places when it is known both create unrest and terrorism in the region? Does our political correctness know no bounds?

    First of all, it is despicable to allow Pakistanis inside India after 26/11 and shows dirty politics of vote behind it. Chinese are tourists agreed but NE is sensitive and they must be kept under strong surveillance in NE, especially after reports of ULFA and NSCN and M having ties with Beijing. In TRUE democratic system, terrorism will never be solved because pure democracy is nothing but political correctness that will only promote terrorism. Some rules of so-called rights and 'freedoms" have to be twisted to suit national interest.

    Our leaders go to limitless extents of corruption but still try to be angels and in process foster terrorism in NE.
     

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