Pakistani cricket fans must have an Indian sponsor to get visa

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  1. Yusuf

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    NEW DELHI: Any Pakistani cricket lover who wants to visit India to watch the upcoming limited over Indo-Pak cricket matches will have to have an Indian sponsor to get a visa as 12 Pakistani spectators had gone missing after the 2007 bilateral series.

    The Home Ministry has made it mandatory for each Pakistani cricket fan intending to witness the forthcoming cricket series beginning December 25 to have a local sponsor to get visa.

    The decision has come as 12 Pakistani men, who came to India to watch the last India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series held in November-December 2007, did not return home and are yet to be traced.

    "There will be no relaxation of visa rules for the cricket fans. We cannot compromise our security as it is our prime concern. So, whoever seeks visa, has to name a local sponsor," a Home Ministry official said.

    There will be no cap on the number of visas to be issued for the Pakistani cricket lovers and whoever fulfils the prescribed criteria and becomes eligible to get visa will get it.

    The visa applicants will also have to attach a copy of the ticket purchased to watch the series that would comprise three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals between December 25, this year and January 6, next year.

    The ODI matches will be played in Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi and the Twenty20 games in Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

    All Pakistani cricket fans, who came to watch the 2011 World Cup semifinal in Mohali, had returned home.

    However, the 12 Pakistanis, who came in 2007, are still to be traced.

    Having an Indian sponsor was not mandatory for those who came five years ago.

    Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley during his interrogation had said that many Lashker-e-Taiba activists had carried out recce of vital installations in Delhi, including the National Defence College after having secured visas for the Indo-Pak cricket matches in 2007.

    In its last bilateral cricket series, Pakistan played against India three test matches -- in Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore -- and five ODIs -- Guwahati, Mohali, Kanpur, Guwalior and Jaipur in 2007.

    Home Ministry officials said any Pakistani cricket lover intending to watch more than one match in India would be welcome to do so provided he or she fulfils the visa obligations.

    Currently, a Pakistani citizen can get visa for three cities.

    However, if the new India-Pakistan visa regime comes into effect before the cricket series begins, visa for five cities can be given.

    The new visa agreement, signed by then Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and Interior Minister Rehman Malik in Islamabad on September 8, eases curbs on issuing visas to traders, elderly people, tourists, pilgrims, members of civil society and children.

    The Home Ministry will soon discuss with governments of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Gujarat and the Delhi Police on various security related issues in the venues and how to ensure fool-proof security during the matches.

    A number of high-level Pakistani dignitaries are expected to come to India to watch some matches.

    Pakistani cricket fans must have an Indian sponsor to get visa - The Times of India
     
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  3. Bangalorean

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    Well, at least some sense prevails.
     
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    Look at it this way. Anyone who dares to sponsor a visa will be called Sponsor of Terrorist :rotflmao:
     
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    Do your part. Sponsor a Paki. :yey:
     
  6. Bangalorean

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    I can sponsor two Paki women if they agree to have a threesome with me. I will make sure they don't run away anywhere after the matches. :tea:
     
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    :devil::megusta: Agree to that.
     
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    Best thing I've seen coming out of the Home Ministry in a while. Make Indian accomplices of Pakistani state-sponsored terrorism accountable and responsible. Make all Pakistani individuals entering through official channels traceable to domestic references. Make Indian citizens sincerely consider the intent and nature of their sponsees' visits from Pakistan. And make regular, well-meaning Pakistani cricket fans responsible, through their actions, for the well-being of their Indian connections.
     
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    Good move ! This will record the Pakistani `tourists` as well as their `sponsors` if and when they disappear or go rogue.
     
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    black water has a pathetic taste :cerealspit: :creepy:
     
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    Make sure you check them out thoroughly over the webcam before you agree to sponsor them.

    Now it wouldn't do to go through all that just to find they were infact blokes down under!!
     
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    But just one thing. With so many fake citizens around, it will be easy for the ISI to slip in people they want to send over to India. Especially using the illegal BD people who hold "valid" Indian IDs.
     
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    This.

    But not just BDiots. I'm certain the WKKs will sponsor quite a few.
     
  18. maomao

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    I'm ready to sponsor Baloch (I know many here will disagree that Bloch are pakis; however for the time being we need to sponsor them) to get trained in India and then return to pakistan to blow their a$$es! :)
     
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    sponsor is actually giving guarantee for Pakistani that they will return back, those who sponsor has to be verified by local police. When all these things happen only then they will get Visa.
     
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    why our GOIis so hell bent to give the pakis visa to come here and settle illegally in India!i mean the last time a couple of hundred of paki "so called" cricket lover came here to watch the semi final of the WC in Mohali and then got disappeared somewhere in this country,now who can cay that some of them weren't tangos in disguise.so from now on those who'll sponsor the pakis will be totally liable for any crime commited by them and they should be promptly arrested if some untoward incident occurs in our country:rolleyes:!
     

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