The Ministry of External Affairs has informed that as many as 1,095 look-out circulars (LOCs) have been deleted and 630 foreign members of the Tablighi Jamaat who were charged under the Foreigners Act for their involvement in activities that were incompatible with their visa status, have left India. These were the acts by them, for which the appropriate category of visa has to be sought, the Ministry added.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava, while speaking on the issue, said that the ministry has been actively working to facilitate their consular access, deletion of LOCs and allow smooth repatriation to their respective countries. “We have kept the respective foreign embassies informed through the entire process,” added he, on August 27.
Hundreds of nationals were accused of violating the visa rules and flouting the norms put in place to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.