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Govt may revise visa form for foreign nationals with criminal record of child abuse

New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service
Oct 22, 2018 10:33 PM IST

The revised visa application will have a separate questionnaire about child sexual abuse, Maneka Gandhi said.

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said the Home Ministry has considered her request to revise the visa application process to check foreign nationals visiting India with criminal record of child abuse.

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi(PTI File Photo)
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi(PTI File Photo)

“Our request to the ministry was based on complaints of serial child sexual abuse offenders managing to visit India,” Maneka tweeted. “The ministry has accepted our request to revise the visa application process for foreign nationals,” Gandhi said.

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The revised visa application will have a separate questionnaire about child sexual abuse, Maneka said.

“It has now been decided that an appropriate questionnaire and a declaration will be incorporated in the visa application form which will have to be filled by visa applicants/ foreign nationals,” she added.

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